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Blueberry and Orange Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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2 1/2 CUPS cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
2 1/2 pints blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 pints blueberries

FOR CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 9" cake pans with 1 1/2 inch high sides; line bottoms with rounds of parchment paper.

Sift first 3 ingredients into medium bowl. Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Beat in concentrate, peel and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with milk in 3 additions. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in pans on rack.

FOR FILLING: Combine berries, sugar and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil until mixture is reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally and mashing berries coarsely with fork, about 8 minutes. Chill filling uncovered until cold, about 30 minutes.

FOR FROSTING: Beat cream cheese and butter in bowl to blend. Beat in powdered sugar in 4 additions, then orange concentrate, peel and vanilla. Chill until firm but spreadable, about 30 minutes.

Cut around cakes to loosen. Turn cakes out. Peel off parchment. Place 1 layer, flat side up, on platter. Spread filling to within 1/2 inch of edges. Chill 5 minutes. Top with second layer, flat side down. Spread 1/2 cup frosting thinkly all over cake to seal. Spreak with remaining frosting over whole cake. Mound remaining blueberries

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