Orange Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Orange Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen staff concludes this fast-to-fix feast with slices of delicate orange cake topped with a dreamy citrus sauce and colorful fruit.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 3/4 to 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Blueberries, sliced peaches, strawberries and kiwifruit


  1. Drain oranges, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough orange juice to measure 1-3/4 cups. Set aside. Finely chop oranges; drain well and set aside.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; add the orange extract and food coloring if desired with the water. Fold in the chopped oranges. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake according to package directions.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually add the reserved orange juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool to room temperature. Slice cake; serve with fruit and orange sauce. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Orange Angel Food Cake in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p8

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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marybrehm User ID: 2047642 205591
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009

"This sounds delicious! Can the cake be frozen? Even if I serve this for a dinner party, there will be some leftover. Thanks."

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