TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or additional orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the orange juice, sugar, lemon juice, orange liqueur and orange peel until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour.
  2. Fold in whipped cream and cake cubes. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Dreamy Orange Charlotte in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p53

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