I forgot to add additional cream (either in the form of cream cheese or sour cream, as I usually do for cake recipes to maintain a moist consistency), so it did come out drier than I would've liked, but even still it was delicious. I used almost 2 full T of zest and the 1/2 cup of juice for the batter and still think it could've used a little more kick - but the icing really did the trick. I followed the instructions listed, but instead of 6T of butter, I used three. I still added the same amount of juice, sugar and vanilla, but used a heaping 1T of zest, and then mixed all of that with whipped cream to help balance out the taste and make a lighter consistency. It was perfect for this cake. I started out mixing about a cup of whipped cream and then just kept tasting it until I was happy with it. It ended up making enough to cover both cakes, though I didn't put a huge amount on each. It was just a thick layer to cover the top. The last thing I added was coconut - I just sprinkled it all over on top of the icing. Along with the orange flavor, it was amazing.
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I forgot to add additional cream (either in the form of cream cheese or sour cream, as I...