Orange Cake & Vanilla Butter Cream

Here’s what you need 

3 eggs 

2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 

1c Margarine 

1c Granulated sugar 

½ tsp salt 

2c All purpose flour 

2tsp Baking powder 

¼c Orange liqueur 

½ c Orange Juice  


Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting 

1 tbsp Vanilla milk powder 

1 tbsp Hot water 

½ tsp vanilla extract 

½ c Margarine (room temperature)

½ c Cream Cheese (room temperature)

2 ½ c Icing sugar (sifted) 

Let’s make it 

  • For this recipe you can use an electric standing or hand mixer. 
  • In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar and salt and mix until creamy
  •  In a bowl whisk together eggs and apple cider vinegar until light and fluffy
  •  Add egg mixture, orange juice and orange liqueur to butter mixture and mix well 
  • Sift flour, salt and baking powder into the mix gradually and mix gently until all ingredients are well incorporated 
  • Prepare 2 8-inch baking pans by greasing and lining the base with wax paper 
  • Divide cake batter evenly into pans and spread evenly 
  • Bake at 275 degrees for 40 mins 
  • Using a toothpick or bamboo skewer, insert into the middle of the cake and once it comes out clean your cake is ready. There will also be shrinking of the cake from the sides of the pan. 
  • Once the pans become safe to handle, remove from pan unto a cooling rack to cool 


  • To make the frosting mix vanilla milk, hot water and vanilla extract and allow to cool 
  • Mix together margarine and cream cheese until fluffy and lighter in color 
  • Add the vanilla milk mixture and mix well 
  • Add icing sugar 1 c at a time and mix well 
  • Remove wax paper from below the cake and apply frosting to the top of one layer and place the second layer on top to create a sandwich 
  • Cover the cake with the remaining of the frosting or cover only the top of the cake 
  • Serve by the slice with a smile