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Orange Angel Food Cake Dessert Recipe

Orange Angel Food Cake Dessert Recipe

With just one bite of Janet Springer's light-as-air angel food, even dieters will be on cloud nine! Cutting back on the fat and sugar doesn't squeeze the flavor from the sunny citrus cake she makes frequently in St. Petersburg, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free orange gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 small navel orange, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • 1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Immediately invert tube pan; cool completely.
  • 2. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water and set aside. Cut cake into 2-in. slices; arrange cake slices in a ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. With a meat fork, poke holes about 2 in, apart into the cake. Slowly pour gelatin over cake; chill until set.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Whisk in extract. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Garnish with orange slices and almonds. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 184 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 285mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Sugartwin User ID: 4518069 79863
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"First of all I do not find a package [1 ounce] instant pudding 3.4 oz or5.1 oz

there is no [.] .3oz jello"

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 61308
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

"This yummy dessert is easy to prepare and the flavor combination is nice. Although it takes time to chill, the final result is excellent even more so when you consider that it is lower calorie and diabetic friendly. We have enjoyed this regularly since first seeing the recipe in one of the special TOH magazine cookbooks."

judy.penney User ID: 2008775 53881
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Loved it! Used sugar free prepared angel food cake, and drained mandarin oranges for garnish. Served it to my Diabetic friend and others. Big Hit! Judy Nova Scotia Canada"

Cottage Rose User ID: 4533128 57531
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I followed the directions on the recipe and the angel food cake box. This recipe says to use an ungreased 10" tube pan and the box says to use a pan no smaller then 10 x 4. I used a 10 x 4 pan, nad it over flowed onto the bottom of oven. It was making a huge baked on mess so I had to take it out of the oven before it done baking. If you try this recipe make sure you use a larger then 10 x 4 angel food pan! I'm not sure if I will try it again in a larger pan."

daisywilken User ID: 2737979 53880
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"I think I will try this, but use a store bought AF cake"

gassygranny User ID: 1331689 133558
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2008

"thanks for a delicious, light

dessert. It was sooo good and easy to prepare."

survivoraddict User ID: 2792837 92340
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2008

"This is delicious & satisfying,yet light. Tastes like an orange creamsicle!"

psbixler User ID: 2190050 111956
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2008

"Quick, easy, and delicious! I had lots of compliments. Didn't last long at the big family picnic, so I had to make a second one for at home."

dewdrop326 User ID: 1878319 58054
Reviewed May. 29, 2008

"I made this with sugar-free strawberry jello and extra strawberries. Everyone loved it! Very refreshing as well as light."

amchaves User ID: 2083276 53875
Reviewed May. 28, 2008

"My mother-in-law is a diabetic so I make this dessert all sugar-free. I make the strawberry version and use the Walmart, strawberry, sugar-free Angel food cake, sugar-free Cool Whip, and vanilla extract instead of orange."

cadamsorama User ID: 1532981 68325
Reviewed May. 27, 2008

" Your suggestions of cutting the cake into cubes and using strawberry jello and strawberries is so ideal for this time of year.  Thanks.

patricia vagos User ID: 1653924 57530
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"I just use a yellow cake mix and bake it right in the 9x13 pan. Then I pierce the cake with the fork and pour any flavor jello over the entire cake and refridgerate. When I'm ready to service it, I cover the top with cool whip. Everyone loves it and it's a snap to make."

SunnySue2k User ID: 825598 132663
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"Nothing beats a homemade Angel Food Cake. Store bought is ok for a quick dessert."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1113948 92608
Reviewed May. 22, 2008

"I remember my mother making a similar cake only with strawberries and strawberry jello. She used a store bought angel food cake and cut it in cubes and layered it in a 9x13 pan. This eliminated the need to pierce the cake with a fork.


jham User ID: 183482 139264
Reviewed May. 22, 2008

"I agree with other reviewers that you can substitute a store bought cake and definitely mandarin oranges well dried would make a better presentation.


nonawilt User ID: 1822238 205988
Reviewed May. 22, 2008

"I think canned mandarin oranges would look nicer on the top."

cath917 User ID: 969646 139254
Reviewed May. 22, 2008

"Couldn't you supstitute a store bought angel food cake?"

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