Orange Cake

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This recipe for orange cake was inspired by a favorite poem of mine by Cathy Song called “The White Porch.”

~Orange Cake~

1 (18 oz) box yellow cake mix

1 (3 oz) package  instant lemon pudding mix

3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup canola oil

4 eggs

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon orange zest

Butter and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In the bowl of a Kitchen Aid mixer, using the whisk attachment, combine: cake mix, pudding mix, orange juice, oil, eggs and citrus zests. Beat on low until blended. Scrape bowl,and beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake 50-60 minutes (until set.) Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate and cool completely.


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook 1/3 cup orange juice, 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter for two minutes. Drizzle over cooled cake. Serve cake with fresh whipped cream and canned peaches (spiced, homemade are best.)

The perfect tea pairing for anything orange… Earl Grey Tea!



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  14 comments for “Orange Cake

  1. Grace
    September 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    MMMM… that cake was so yummy! 😀 We should TOTALLY make that again!! 😉

  2. admin
    September 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    It really is a good cake, isn’t it? 🙂 We’ll for sure make it again!

  3. Michaela
    November 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    This sounds so good! Earl grey is my favorite!

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      OOH! Try a cup with this cake. Earl Grey is the perfect tea pairing for anything citrus. Enjoy 😉

  4. November 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Looks AMAZGING! And Earl Grey, yes please!

  5. November 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Looks AMAZING! And Earl Grey, yes please!

    • Melissa
      November 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      Enjoy, Tiffany 🙂

  6. December 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Melissa,
    Your Orange Cake looks so elegant and delicious. This would be a perfect Cake for holiday entertaining. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    • Melissa
      December 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Miz Helen!

      During the holidays I like to serve this with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and a generous dollop of Grand Marnier infused whipped cream! Thanks for hosting the blog hop! xoxo


  7. December 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy you new Red Plate and have a very Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    • Melissa
      December 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

      YAY! Thanks so much, Miz Helen! How cool. I’ll be over to grab my plate! xoxo

  8. May 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Another STUNNING photo! Well done!

    • Melissa
      May 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      thanks so much Joan! xo

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