Fresh Grapefruit Cake


When citrus is at its peak flavor in Florida, I pull out this grapefruit cake recipe. The tangy fruit adds a refreshing flavor to each bite.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 9-inch cake layers


  • 3 cups sifted cake flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • cup butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon grated grapefruit zest

  • ¾ cup milk

  • ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two (9-inch) pans.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Cream together sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and grapefruit zest. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and grapefruit juice, beating briefly after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
12g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 93mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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