These cakes were intended as individual desserts, but can also be made as one large cake. Orange and lime work well for all seasons, making it a year-round cake.

this recipe requires several components. first you will make the orange buttercake. next you will make the lime curd that goes into the lime mousse. it is your choice to candy fresh lime as garnish, as well.

Step 1: The Cake

you will need
2 sticks butter
6 oz cream cheese
1 1/3 cup sugar
zest of 1 orange
4 eggs
1 cup flour
2/3 cup self-rising flour

to make
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a sheet pan with parchment.

Cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until thoroughly combined.
Add in orange zest and eggs. Sift the flours together and add them to batter until just combined.

Pour into sheet pan, using an offset spatula to spread.
Bake for 11 minutes (depending on oven).

Remove from pan and let cool for at least 2 hours before cutting.
Oh, these are lovely, and they look so light! <br>Congratulations on being a contest finalist!
That sounds and looks amazing! I've never had either orange buttercake or lime mousse before and I think I need to fix that :)

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