Dreamy Orange Cake

This recipe is one I decided to experiment with on a non-busy weekend. The recipe is very moist and flavorful. It is a great 2 8-inch layer cake with cream cheese icing.

Dreamy Orange Cake


  • Cake:
  • 1 (18.5 ounce) white cake mix (preferably Pillsbury)

  • 1 small package of orange gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tspns of baking powder
  • 1-2 tspns of orange extract
  • Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter

  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 2lb pound of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortnening


  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 8×2 cake pan.
  3. Combine cake mix, orange gelatin, oil and milk. Start mixer then begin adding eggs one at a time. Add orange juice while cake is still mixing. Then add baking powder and orange extract.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on type of oven and cake pan.
  5. Icing:
  6. Cream together butter, cream cheese and shortening. Then add powdered sugar. No need to add flavor unless desired. Icing can be used to decorate stars and borders.
  7. Omit shortnening if this is for a non-decorated cake.

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