Orange Basket Citrus Cake

Alejandro Iturralde


My recipe is a combination of what i love: fondant, baking a good cake, and a design that captures the viewers eyes right away. I made this recipe and design on a summer day were I was inspired by the beautiful oranges that are still blossoming on hot summer days. My friends and especially my supportive family had a good bite of it, THEY LOVED IT!...

Good for outdoor lunch with tea or a nice family picnic...=)

pinch tips: How to Use Hand & Stand Mixers



12 mini cupcakes and one 6" cake. Feeds 12


2 Hr 30 Min


45 Min


2 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
orange juice
2 tsp
orange zest
1/2 c
plain yogurt
3 large


16 oz
mini marshmallows
1 1/2 lb
powder sugar
3 Tbsp
orange juice
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
gel food colors

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven at 350 ºF. Grease and flour one round 6" pan and a mini cupcake pan (12 cupcakes.)
In a bowl sifth the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add the sugar and salt and mix well; set aside.
In a bowl of electric mixer, combine oil, orange juice, orange zest, sour cream and eggs; add the flour mixture and mix well at medium speed.
Spoon the batter with the spoon into the mini cup cake pan and also into the 6" pan.
Bake the mini cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
The 6" cake should bake for around 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean from the center. Cool down and refrigerate for 25 minutes. (It will make it easier to stick the dough into the cake.)
For Dough: In a large microwave-safe bowl, pour mini marshmallows, butter and orange juice. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Do this as many times as you need in order to fully melt the marsmallows .
Pour all the powdered sugar into another bowl and make a well in the center. Pour in all the melted marshmallow mixture and stir, little by little, until you have a got a sticky dough consistency.
Cover table with plastic bags and paint the dough with food coloring to desired colors.
Modeling the Oranges: The oranges in my cake are mini cup cakes. Cover them with the orange marsmallow dough. You can use your creativity to decorate your cake. It is fun because you can play with this dough as you would Play-Doh. You will feel like a child again!!!! jupi!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice