Creamy Orange and Vanilla Icing

    10 minutes

    This is the perfect icing for orange chiffon cake or orange pound cake. Very easy to make, bright and delicious!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter, softened
    • 3 1/2 cups (600g) icing sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons light golden syrup
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 drops orange food colouring

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a large bowl, beat softened butter, icing sugar and salt until smooth. Add orange juice, golden syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Tint with orange food colouring.

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    I think if I would have made the frosting as is it would have been 4 stars, but I zested an orange and added it into the mix and it was definately a five star recipe with that addition. Also, I think I ended up adding more than 2 T of orange juice. I squeezed in what I thought was 2 T and it seemed a bit stiff and not quite creamy enough so I juiced the entire orange into the bowl. This is NOT a glaze as one reviewer said... I can't even imagine what that person did wrong to make it runny enough to pass as a glaze.  -  09 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My son asked for white cake with orange cream frosting for his birthday. I found this and after reading the reviews I decided to use it but added 1 tsp. orange zest for a little more flavor. It's perfect with a nice creamy flavor. The only thing I'll do next time (and there will be next times) is make an additional half recipe of it. I had to skimp to frost my 9" round cake.  -  24 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a GLAZE not a FROSTING  -  24 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)