Walt Disney World & World Travels

Grapefruit Cake

Posted on: September 5, 2009

This is a light, slightly tart dessert.  Perfect for hot summer days or for the person who doesn’t care for overly sweet desserts. 

 If you don’t make it to The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, check Starring Rolls next door, you can get it “to go” there (most days).  If you’re not at Disney, you can make it yourself.

Hollywood Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs (seperated)
  • 3 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt into mixing bowl.  Make a well in center of dry ingredients.  add water, oil, egg yolks, grapefruit juice & lemon rind.  Beat until smooth.  Beat egg whites & cream of tartar in seperate bowl until whites are stiff but not dry.  Gradually pour egg yolk mixture over whites, folding gently with a rubber spatula until just blended.  Do not stir the mixture.  Pour into an ungreased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes ur until cake springs back when lightly touched.  Invert pan on cake rack until cool.  Run spatula around edge of cake and carefully remove from pan.  With serrated knife, carefully cut cake in half horizontally. 

Grapefuit Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2- six ounce pkgs of cream cheese
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 6-8 drups yellow food coloring
  • 1- 1pound can of grapefruit sections (well drained)

Let cream cheese soften at room temperature.  Beat cheese until fluffy.  Add lemon juice & rind.  Gradually blend in sugar.  Beat until well blended.  Add food coloring.  Crush several grapefruit sections to measure 2 tsps.  Blend into frosting.  Spread frosting on bottom half of cake.  Top with several grapefruit sections.  cover with 2nd layer of cake.  Frost top & sides.  Garnish with remaining grapefruit sections.

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