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Orange Bon Bon Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 5
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Egg yolks 5
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in the sour cream and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.
In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
Pour into two greased and floured 8-in round cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For filling, combine sugar and flour in a saucepan.
Gradually stir in orange juice and butter.
Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from the heat.
Stir 1/2 cup of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
Cook and stir over medium-low heat until a thermometer reads 160° and mixture is thickened.
Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and coconut.
Cool.
For frosting, combine flour and orange juice in a saucepan until smooth.
Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from the heat; cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar.
Beat in vanilla and salt.
Add cooled orange juice mixture; beat for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
Split each cake into two layers; place one on a serving plate.
Spread with a third of the filling.
Repeat layers twice.
Top with remaining cake layer.
Frost top and sides of cake.
Garnish with fruit if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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