Orange Juice Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Dec. 03, 2022
This orange juice cake recipe is a perfect showcase for our Florida oranges, with juice in the cake and marmalade in the frosting. Everyone comments on how moist the cake is. —Terry Bray, Auburndale, Florida


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, eggs, water and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased 9x9-in. baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in orange marmalade and confectioners' sugar. Spread over cake. If desired, swirl with additional orange marmalade. Store in the refrigerator.
Orange Juice Cake Tips

What can you use instead of orange marmalade in the frosting for orange juice cake?

If you don’t have (or can’t find) orange marmalade for the orange juice cake's frosting, you can use 1 to 2 teaspoons of grated orange peel instead. The orange flavor will be just as punchy, and you can even grate some extra peel for a pretty presentation. After you zest the orange, save the rest of it to use in our best orange recipes.

Can you use white cake mix instead of yellow when making orange juice cake?

Yes! The only difference that using a white cake mix instead of a yellow cake mix makes is the color. White cake mix will make the cake itself will appear less orange.

What’s the best way to grease a cake pan?

Using a cooking spray with flour, like Baker’s Joy, is a a reliable way to grease your baking pan for this orange juice cake. You can also line the pan with parchment to be extra sure your cake doesn’t stick to the bottom. If you liked this orange juice cake, try more of our orange desserts.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 347 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.