Citrus cake made with freshly squeezed orange, lemon and lime juices into a moist, moist cake and topped with a creamy, silky cream cheese frosting and topped with citrus slices. A beautiful spring and summer party cake!
If you’ve been following Modern Honey, you know how much I love baking! Sometimes you just don’t want to go through the work of decorating and frosting a layer cake. A simple sheet is the answer! You can throw all the ingredients in a pan, cook it, glaze it and cut it into squares. It’s very easy!
The only downside to sheet cakes is that they don’t look as good as a layer cake because they’re usually served straight from the pan. How about inverting the cake sheet directly onto a serving platter? Then all you have to do is frost the cake and you have a simple and easy gourmet sheet cake to serve to friends and family.
This citrus cake combines all the flavors of fresh citrus – orange, lemon and lime – all in one cake. It’s sweet and tangy with a silky cream cheese frosting and topped with freshly sliced citrus.
This sheet cake recipe is adaptable and you can make it an orange sheet cake recipe or a lemon sheet cake recipe if you want to simplify it. The icing is made with sweet cream butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and citrus zest. You’ll want to eat the whole bowl of Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting!
What are the ingredients for citrus cake?
- Flour + baking powder + baking soda + salt
- Fresh lemon juice
- Orange zest + Lemon zest + Lime zest
CITRUS CREAM CHEESE GLAZE INGREDIENTS:
- Cream cheese
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon Zest, Orange Zest, Lime Zest
How do I return a Sheet Cake?
If you want to flip a sheet of cake out of the pan, I would suggest lining the pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray which makes it easier to release the cake.
When the cake is baked, let it cool to room temperature. Once the cake has cooled, place a board or rack on top of the pan and invert it onto the board, dish or rack. Carefully remove the parchment paper from the cake. Frost the cake with the icing and decorate it. Cut into squares to serve.
What baking pans can I suggest using for sheet cakes?
I usually cooked with good quality aluminum pans. I find glass pans can be finicky and don’t cook evenly. I’ve been using USA brand baking pans for over 12 years and love the quality and durability. Click here for a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Click here for a 17 x 12 Half Sheet Baking Pan.
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