Fresh Grapefruit Cake

Fresh Grapefruit Cake

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"When citrus is at its peak flavor this time of year, in Florida it's time to pull out this recipe. The tangy fruit adds a refreshing flavor to each bite."


1 h 55 m servings 358 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch pans.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and grapefruit zest. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the grapefruit juice and milk. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Good when you make a few changes. I had several fresh grapefruit I needed to use up so I used my juicer and added all grapefruit juice and no milk. I also put in about half a grapefruit finely d...

A beautiful cake, with rave reviews from all who tasted it. I made this cake yesterday, adding all juice instead of milk, rind from one grapefruit and the flesh chopped up into cake mixture, the...

This is a wonderful recipe, but it needs cream cheese frosting. I added 3 tbsp of grapefruit juice and 1 tsp of grapefruit zest to frosting. I put crushed grapefruit between layers.

The cake was good, although I agree with the other reviewer, it was kind of bland. It definitely needed to be iced. I made a simple icing from powdered sugar, a little butter, and fresh grapefru...

This is not good. TASTELESS! It doesn't taste like grapefruit at all! It might better be categorized as, "The Egg, Butter & Flour Cake". Perhaps you could eliminate the milk and add more grapefr...

A really good way to use up grapefruit. I added some extra juice and rind after reading the other reviews and gave it a cream cheese icing and it was great!

I tried the recipe 12/29/2009. I followed the suggestions that said to add extra grapefuit juice and icing. But I also added a bit of cinnamon sugar and nutmeg. I didn't have cake flour so I use...

I thought this was a good cake but laked in flavor. So to spice it up I made a glaze to go over it. To make the glaze mix some grapefruit juice and powder sugar.

I am so surprised that there isn't a photo with this recipe. This recipe is great and tastes wonderful. I made it for my daughter because she loves grapefruit. I added a grapefruit curd and gr...