Citrus Golden Ring Cake

Citrus Golden Ring Cake

This rich, lemony cake is dense and moist.

Like the circular wedding ring, a circle speaks of eternity, the circle of life and the notion that what goes around comes around.

1 hr 25 min Prep: 25 min Cook: 1 hr
Serves: 16 Save

Ingredients (18)


  • ¼ oz Cooking Spray
  • 29 T Sugar
  • 49 T All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Butter Sticks
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 T Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 T Freshly Grated Orange Zest
  • 2 T Lemon Zest

Buttery Citrus Icing

  • ½ Butter Stick
  • 2½ tsp Freshly Grated Orange Zest
  • 4 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 T Fresh Orange Juice
  • 3 T Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Coat a 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray. Combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Sprinkle over oiled pan, tapping out excess.
  3. Beat butter with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar. Continue beating until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Sift 3 cups flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl.
  5. Combine buttermilk, orange juice and lemon juice. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat at low speed. Stir in the first amounts orange and lemon rinds. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 60 to 70 minutes, until top is golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. To prepare icing, combine butter and powdered sugar using a mixer at medium speed. Add second amounts of orange and lemon rinds, and juices, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat well.
  8. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Turn onto a serving plate. Pour one-third of icing over cake while still warm. Cool completely and spread with remaining icing. Garnish with orange zest, if desired.