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Orange-Lemon Cake

Family and friends will love this moist cake’s refreshing citrus taste and its pretty presentation. —Ann Robinson, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, gelatin, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 370 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • krindfleisch
    May 27, 2019

    Very good ... Definitely a keeper!

  • cheriinil
    Mar 27, 2016

    Has a great flavor and it was a moist cake. Made it for dessert for Easter. It was a big hit in my family. It's a keeper for me.

  • JkayC
    Jun 27, 2013

    Very nice flavor. As suggested in another review, I used lemonade in place of the water. Denser cake... which we like. Will definitely make again!

  • tramar
    Aug 27, 2012

    I actually used a famous actor's lemonade in a carton in place of the water and always used melted butter in place of the oil when using a boxed mix. Te melted butter always makes it taste from scratch and the lemonade made it taste so fresh.Adding some orange zest to the Icing is a nice addition too.You can also make this in a Bundt pan as well.

  • cherib
    May 31, 2012

    I used a Duncan Hines cake mix and it was dry. Maybe I baked it a little too long? I plan to try again. It did have a good flavor.

  • nilouve
    Apr 14, 2012

    This cake was easy to make, came out beautifully and was a big hit. I will absolutely be making this again, and soon! I will try the chocolate/cherry version suggested by another reader. I also intend on trying an orange/chocolate version and a rasberry/chocolate version. I found the pop of bright color, so much fun!Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  • Kewlgranny5
    Apr 5, 2012

    I made this cake 3 times, followed the instructions exact, and all three times it fell.The first time I thought it was because I under-cooked it, the second time I thought it was because I opened the oven so the last time I left it until the 40 minute timer and guess what? It fell again! Won't be wasting my time on a 4th time!

  • KY_Cook
    Aug 13, 2011

    I make this at least 2-3 times a month.... it's a favorite of me and my family and is SUPER easy to make! The texture and flavor is truly unbeatable. :)

  • koinkin
    Aug 1, 2011

    I made this cake for a work potluck. Everyone who tried it loved it and asked for the recipe! The flavor is nice and light, very refreshing.

  • Junebugs Little Stars
    Apr 25, 2011

    My Mom and Aunt had this as Easter dessert and they LOVED it! Coming from my super picky aunt, that is saying alot! :-) We'll be making this easy & delicious dessert often.