Orange-Lemon Cake

I have a yummy dessert for you today!  You know that I have a recently love affair with anything citrus.  I found this recipe in my May issue of Simple and Delicious.  I combines the citrus flavors of lemon and orange.  You use a lemon cake mix and add a box of orange Jello.  Yes that is right, I said Jello!  Then this yummy cake is finished off with a simple powdered sugar icing.  Next time I think I’ll add some orange rind to the icing and pump up the orange flavor even more.  You could also very easily change this to a lemon lime cake by using lime Jello.

Orange-Lemon Cake

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) lemon cake mix
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • (I am adding some orange rind next time)
  1. 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 (I found if you use Pam BAKING spray your bundt instead of will always come out perfect.  Make sure it is the BAKING spray.)
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Combine confectioners’ sugar and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.

9 comments on “Orange-Lemon Cake

  • I made this cake for dessert after inviting an ex-boss and her husband for supper. They both agreed that it was the best ‘scratch’ cake they ever tasted…LOL! At times like this, I love people that think they know everything!!!
    Only reason I made it with the mix was because I had made another cake but it didn’t come out! I had just enough time for a real quick recipe and smelled nice too when they arrived.

  • I made this and it was FABULOUS! I actually made two. One for my family, and one to take to a BBQ. One of the best cakes I’ve had!

  • I just recently made a cake very similar to this, however I used a lemon cake mix, eggs called for on box then added a can of mandarin oranges (with juice). No oil or anything else. Very tasty! Wondering if you have tried this?

  • wow! That cake looks fabulous and fancy!

  • That sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks.

  • This looks so yummy! Thanks, I can’t wait to try it!

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