2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or cake flour is preferred
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
3 egg whites room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
1/2 cup whole milk room temperature
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup tequila- separated into two 1/2 cup and 1/4 portions
1 orange zested
1 orange segmented
1/2 cup frozen cherries
2 TBS brown sugar
For the Buttercream: (Double if you would like to double layer the cake)
2 cups confectioners Sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoons heavy cream
3 TBs Juice from orange with pulp
2 Tablespoons orange zest
Set oven to 350 degrees. Butter the sides of a cake pan and line with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl mix together the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In another mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and orange zest for 3 minutes to ensure you get air into the butter mixture and the sugar mixes well. Next, mix all the wet ingredients together, vanilla, sour cream, milk, orange juice, and 1/2 cup tequila. Lastly, beat the egg whites for 5 minutes until firm. Mix all the ingredients together except the egg, then gently and slowly fold into the wet mixed ingredients. This process will help make a fluffy cake batter. Separate into two circle cake pans if you would like to double layer the cake. Add the batter into a cake pan with parchment paper and put it in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to make sure it’s cooked all the way through.
In the meantime, in a bowl add tequila and mix in brown sugar, then add cherries and orange segments and let marinate.
For the buttercream:
Mix together the confection sugar, butter, vanilla, heavy cream, and orange juice and mix for 7-8 minutes until completely smooth.
Let the cake cool completely before decorating. Take out the cake and flip upside down onto a pie plate. Top with Orange Butter Cream and top with tequila marinated Orange Segments and Cherries, for an added kick add the marinate on top as well right before serving.
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