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Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake

1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil
3 eggs, separated
3 tbsp grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

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

2 (3 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 to 8 drops yellow food color, optional
Reserved grapefruit sections

Beat softened cream cheese 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.

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Delicious lunch fare, March 6, 2007 - 05:32 PM
Reviewer: Ruth Ann Epstein from Wildwood, Missouri
I used to work upstairs from the original Brown Derby in Hollywood, and for lunch I would order Grapefruit Cake and Potatoe leek soup,...the best lunch. We are going to try and make this recipe. Ruth Ann Epstein

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