Dreamsicle Swirl Cake


Alright, I will admit that I’m not the biggest dreamsicle (or do you call it creamsicle?) fan. I’m not a fan of orange flavored anything, really. But this cake was too pretty to pass up! And a cake that is only fitting to make in the summertime.

Dreamsicle Swirl Cake
Recipe source: Showstopping Cakes by Paula Deen
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Orange Cake Batter:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon orange zest
4 large eggs
3/4 cup orange juice
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 drops orange food coloring

White Cake Batter:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
6 egg whites, beaten until still

Marshmallow Frosting:
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 cup butter, softened
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 3 9-inch cake pans with nonstick baking spray.
2. To prepare Orange Cake Batter: in a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and orange zest at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until just combined. Add food coloring. Set batter aside.
3. To prepare White Cake Batter: in a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Fold half of beaten egg whites into batter. Gently fold in remaining egg whites.
4. Spoon white batter and orange batter alternately into prepared cake pans. Swirl batter with a knife. Bake for 24-28 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
5. Make frosting: In microwave-safe bowl, microwave marshmallow creme on high for 15-20 seconds to soften. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and salt until smooth.
6. Assemble and frost cake.

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