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Post by Xena on Wed 22 Feb 2017, 9:21 pm

Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake with Grapefruit Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Cake:
3 eggs, separated, at room temperature
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
3 tbs freshly grated grapefruit zest
1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1 1/2 c sifted cake flour
3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

For the frosting:
2 grapefruits
12 oz cream cheese, slightly softened
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
3/4 c confectioners’ sugar

Heat the oven to 350. Butter, flour, and parchment a 9 inch cake pan.

Whisk the egg yolks in a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer). With the mixer running, drizzle in the oil. Drizzle in the grapefruit juice. Add the grapefruit and lemon zests and mix.
Sift the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Add to the egg yolk mixture and mix.
Whip the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold into the cake batter. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until dry and springy in the center, 25-30 minutes. Let cool in the pan 15 minutes. Run a spatula around the edge of the cake, turn out onto a wire rack, peel the paper off the top, and set aside to finish cooling.

Using a paring knife, cut a slice off the top and bottom of each grapefruit to expose the flesh. Cutting from top to bottom and following the contours of the fruit, remove the peel and white pith completely. Cut the grapefuit sections free of the membrane and set aside to drain on paper towels, turning occasionally.
Beat the cream cheese in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer) until smooth and fluffy. Add the lemon juice and zest and mix. Gradually add the sugar and mix until smooth. Chop 1 or 2 grapefruit sections to measure 2 teaspoons, add to teh frosting and mix.
With a long serrated knife, cut the cake in half horizontally. Lift off the top layer and transfer the bottom layer to a serving plate. Frost the cut side and arrange half the remaining grapefruit sections on top. Replace the top layer of the cake. Frost the top and sides and arrange the remaining grapefruit sections on top.

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