Out-of-Sight Orange Frosting Recipe…1976 Style!

Here comes help for your Monday blahs!!

I love looking through old cookbooks.  The recipes are easy and generally thrifty.  In a 1976 cookbook, I found a recipe for Orange Frosting and thought it would be tasty on a dark chocolate cake.  I was right…it is delicious!!!

Whenever I make a vintage recipe, of course I have to use vintage dishes, so I put mine on a milk glass cake stand.

Here is little a step by step slide show, but I also list the recipe below.   As you will see at the end, I’m not much of a cake decorator, but the cake sure tasted good!!

I hope you will try this recipe and let me know if you like it!

Orange Frosting  1976 Recipe

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/3 cup orange juice

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons grated orange peel

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter

1 lb. powdered sugar

Few drops red and yellow food coloring

Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Gradually add orange and lemon juices.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.  Boil 1 minute.  Stir in orange peel and 1 tablespoon butter.  Let cool.  Cream butter until light and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, alternating with orange mixture.  Beat until smooth.  Blend in food coloring.


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