Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easy Yummy Orange Cake!!

For Tall's birthday in March he requested his favorite Orange Cake! I wanted to share the recipe with you because it has been a favorite in my house for a very long time. My Grandma use to make it and it was always my favorite and now I make it for the boys. It is very simple and easy to make!

1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 Large Orange
2 lbs Confectioners/Powdered Sugar 
1 Stick butter (not margarine)
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Make the cake mix as directed...set aside until cooled.

Melt the stick of butter in a large bowl in the microwave (about 35 seconds).

Add the 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the melted butter.
 Beat butter and vanilla with mixer for about 40 seconds.

Take the large orange and use a grate and grate the peel into the bowl...go the whole way around the orange but only grate the very outside of the orange...don't go too deep!
The picture above shows you about how much of the peel you should have.

Next cut the same orange in half.  Squeeze as much of the juice as you can into the bowl.
Next add 1 lb of the powdered sugar.  Mix on medium speed.
Add the other 1 lb of powdered sugar and mix well.  You may need alittle more or alittle less powdered sugar depending upon how big your orange is and how much juice you squeeze out.

All done!!  Icing the cake!!
Yummy!!!  It is so delicious!  If you want your icing more "orange" in color you can add a couple of drops of food coloring.

Let me know if you make this and how much you enjoyed it!!


  1. Oh my! That looks and sounds so good! Thanks for making my diet even harder! ha!

  2. That looks really good. I love oranges!

  3. Hi!
    This looks so easy and yummy. I am vising from New Friend Fridays. Have a great day!

    Sherrie's Stuff

  4. That looks heavenly!! My tummy is rumbling now, and it's bedtime for me too! (Not good. LOL)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm now following you back.

    Have a nice weekend!



  5. sounds delicious I have ate orange cake before but I do not believe it was made in this delicious manner


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