Grapefruit Cake With Icing

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 Slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  • Line cake pan with waxed paper and spray with nonstick oil.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the center for dry ingredients.
  • Add water, oil, zest, grapefruit juice and egg yolks.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar separately until whites are stiff but not dry.
  • Gradually fold egg whites into flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just blended.
  • Do not stir the mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cake springs back when gently touched with a finger.
  • Invert pan on cake rack to cool.
  • Run spatula around edge of cake.
  • Carefully remove from pan.
  • With a serrated knife, gently cut layer in half.
  • Icing:.
  • Let cream cheese soften to room temperature.
  • Beat cheese until fluffy.
  • Add grapefruit juice and zest.
  • Gradually blend in sugar.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Add food coloring.
  • Crush several grapefruit sections to measure 2 teaspoons.
  • Blend into frosting.
  • Spread frosting on bottom half of cake.
  • Top with several grapefruit sections.
  • Cover with second layer of cake.
  • Frost top and sides.
  • Garnish with remaining grapefruit sections.
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