Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fresh Orange and Vanilla Cake


This weekend we celebrated my Granddad's 83rd birthday! The (delicious) dinner theme was Mexican! I think I ate my weight in guacamole. No kidding. I made refried beans from scratch and this cake! I'm a BIG fan of cream cheese anything, but turn it into a frosting...yes, I'm in. I am not, however a fan of super sweet frostings. This, to me is THE perfect frosting. Not too sweet, with a good amount of tang from the cream cheese. This is a 3 layered cake with just a hint of orange mixed with a deliciously moist vanilla cake. 

In the words of my aunt Vicki, "This is the best cake I have ever eaten in my life."

Enough said.

Happy Birthday, Granddad. 



Please visit my link parties page to see who I linked up with this week!





52 comments:

★ JASMINE ★ {BarbieBombshell} said...

happy belated to your grandaddy!
that cake looks delicious!
happy wednesday doll!
xxx.

Allison said...

Thanks, Jasmine! Have a great week!

Kaleigh said...

look at your cute little roses!!! Seriously, we're having a girl's night and your teaching me how to do that. You can bring this cake as well. :)

Lauren said...

Sooo want to try this! Sounds like a fun fiesta - I miss being so close to family and being able to have celebrations like this with everyone.

Allyson Butler said...

Yum...and so pretty!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Mmm! This is delicioius!
-Anna
asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

sarah said...

beautiful!!!

Giselle Santos said...

omg that sounds and LOOKS delicious!!!!

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness. This is beautiful (and looks delicious)!

Karena said...

Allison how delish looking!! I will definitely make this for special occasions!! Yum!!

...Came over from Katherine's..

I have a $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site if you would like to enter!!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

No one got or made me a cake...but I would love a piece of this! Thanks for linking to Thematic Thursday!

Diana
Diana Rambles
Bento Blog Network

Katherines Corner said...

So pretty and I bet it is delish too! Thank you for linking to the Thursday hop. xo

Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble} said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Pomp Party this week. I added this cake to the Pomp Party Board on pinterest.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Yummy! Great job! So glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

Love the name of your blog, btw!!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a pretty cake! I love the orange peel flowers. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Allison,
What a beautiful gift for your Grandpa on his 83rd, you are a precious granddaughter! This is a beautiful cake, I just love the orange rose garnish on the top, what a great idea. I can't wait to make this recipe! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen said...

So beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up on Fab Friday. Happy to see you there. Have a great weekend. :)

Abbie said...

This looks super-delish and different!

I'm definitely pinning for a party in my near future!

Thanks for sharing at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL! : )

Abbie

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

How special of you to make this for your grandpa and what a gorgeous cake...love the orange peel flowers!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

So excited that you linked this up to Foodie Friday! Happy birthday to your grand-dad! You're featured! http://www.notyourordinaryrecipes.com/2012/04/top-5-recipes-4.html

Elizabeth said...

This look delicious! And pretty too :) Thank you so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty today! Have a great week!

Rachel said...

I'm loving the orange peel flowers!! SO darling! This sounds amazing, I think I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe! YUM. So glad you linked it today!

Kristi said...

Oh, Yum! I love lemon cake, so I'm sure I'd love orange cake, too. Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing with This Week's Cravings. Hope to see you again next week. Kristi @ Veggie Converter

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I'm pinning this to make for a future Bible study. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

Ashlyn @ Consider the Lilies said...

That cake looks soooo good! And I love the orange peel flowers! Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link up at my blog! :)

Allison said...

Thank you! I just added you to my link parties page! See you tomorrow!

Allison said...

Thank you!

Allison said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I added your party to my weekly list!

Allison said...

Thank you!

Allison said...

Thank you for the feature! Such a blessing!

Allison said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

Allison said...

Thanks, Carol! I thought they rounded it out nicely!

Allison said...

Wow! Thanks for the pin!

Allison said...

Thanks for hosting!

Allison said...

Thank you so much! Your comments are always ones I look forward to each week!

Allison said...

Thank you for hosting! I will be back!

Allison said...

Yes! We should!! And I will!!

Allison said...

I link Baby G wants some too!

Allison said...

Thanks, Allyson!

Allison said...

Thank you, Anna!

Allison said...

Thank you! :)

Allison said...

Thank you!

Allison said...

Thanks, Brooke!!

Allison said...

Thank you so much for visiting!

Allison said...

Ha! Thanks, Diana!

Allison said...

Thank you for hosting!!

Allison said...

WOW! Thank you for the pin and for hosting!!

Allison said...

Thank you for hosting! Your comments are such a blessing!

Abbie said...

Featuring your lovely cake for Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jaime said...

Hi, I'm Jaime. I run a blog called The Dress-up Drawer and I was just passing through. Love your blog and this cake looks amazing!
I have a great giveaway going on right now for a personalized platter from The Southern Belle Boutique and just thought it might interest you. Thanks for letting me say hi!

http://thedressupdrawer.blogspot.com/2012/04/review-and-giveaway-southern-belle.html

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Sounds yummy! Be sure and grab a featured button when you link up to I Made It! Monday this week. Can't wait to see what you share!

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