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  • Beans Bubble Room Captivas Orange Cake

    Bean Posted May 31, 2006 01:52 PM
    This is what I found -

    The Bubble Room in Captiva, FL serves a luscious white layer cake (like a 1,2,3,4 cake) with orange frosting and a crunch between the layers.

    - They use slivered almonds instead of walnuts.

    Crunch layer

    1 cup graham cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup butter, melted

    Cake

    1 pkg. Pillsbury Plus yellow cake mix
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup orange juice
    2 tbls. grated orange peel
    3 eggs
    1/3 cup oil

    Frosting

    1 can Pillsbury Ready to Spread vanilla frosting
    1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
    3 tbls. grated orange peel
    1 tsp. grated lemon peel

    Combine crunch layer ingredients. Press 1/2 iinto each bottom of 2 greased and floured 8" or 9" pans.

    In a large bowl, blend cake ingredients at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 mins at high speed. Pour into pans.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 mins. Cool 10 mins. Remove from pans and cool completely.

    In small bowl, mix frosting & topping. Fold in lemon & lime peels.

    Place one layer, crunch side up, on plate. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining layer, crunch side up. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.

  • #2
    Needs some work

    The cake and crunch layer are close I think, but the frosting in this recipe is about as far off as it could be. I will have to do some "research" and go to the Bubble Room to taste the cake again. Some of the online restaurant reviews I have seen say that it is an orange-cream cheese frosting. I don't remember a cream cheese flavor, but it could be an ingredient. Also, the cake at the Bubble Room does not have slivered almonds as stated above, but sliced almonds.
    Last edited by ; 01-01-2008, 02:39 PM.

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    • #3
      I read the name and thought we had another "porn" post!!! Glad to see it's just Bean cooking!!! lol

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=nuisance]I read the name and thought we had another "porn" post!!! Glad to see it's just Bean cooking!!! lol[/QUOTE]

        LOL...me, too, Nu!

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        • #5
          What may be great as a frosting is Gary Solomon's Carrot cake icing. (the one with orange flavor.)

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          • #6
            Gary Solomon's Orange Frosting recipe

            ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
            1/2c. butter, softened
            1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
            1tsp. vanilla
            2c. sifted powdered sugar
            1tsp. orange juice
            1/2tsp. grated orange peel

            Combine butter and cream cheese, beating until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, orange juice and orange peel; beat until smooth. (You may need to add more powdered sugar to get the desired consistency for spreading.) Spread on cake.I know it sounds like a good bit of work, but it is SOOOOO good.

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