Birthday Grapefruit Cake

Birthday Grapefruit Cake

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes

This cake is a take off on the famous Brown Derby cake served at the once famous Brown Derby in Hollywood. Now, Disney is serving it at Walt Disney World. When I tried the original recipe, I did not like the frosting, nor the recommended decoration, so I made my own.


1 1/2 cup cake flour; sifted
3/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Oil
3 Egg; separated
3 tablespoons Grapefruit sections
1/2 teaspoon Lemon peel; grated
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tarter
1 Grapefruit; , peeled and sectioned
-- Cream Cheese Frosting --
1/2 cup Butter
2 3oz packages Cream cheese; softened
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Lemon peel; grated
3/4 cup Powdered sugar; sifted
8 dash Pink food color; optional
Lilac; Sugar Crystals
Greeb; Sugar Crystals
Reserved; grapefruit sections

Original recipe makes 16 Servings



Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Make well in center and add water, oil, egg yolks, grapefruit juice and lemon peel. Beat until very smooth. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry. Gradually pour egg yolk mixture over egg whites and fold in gently until just blended. Do not stir.

Turn batter into ungreased 9 inch spring form pan and bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes, or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger.

Invert onto cake rack and cool thoroughly. Loosen edges of cake carefully and remove from pan. With serrated knife, cut cake crosswise to make two layers. Reserve a few fruit sections for frosting. Fill with part of the Cream Cheese Frosting and grapefruit sections. Spread top and sides of cake with frosting and decorate with additional fruit sections.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Cream butter, then add cream cheese. Beat softened cream cheese mixture until fluffy. Add lemon juice and peel. Gradually blend in sugar and beat until well blended. Stir in food color. Crush enough grapefruit sections to measure 2 teaspoons and blend into frosting.

After frosting the cake, sprinkle it with the sugars, then place grapefruit sections on the top of the cake.


This cake has very moist ingredients, so be careful. It''s very tasty.

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Cake with grapefruit topping

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This cake has very moist ingredients, so be careful. It''s very tasty. [I posted this recipe.]
arbpen 5y ago

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