Creamy Orange Cake

  • Crafty Amanda originally posted this recipe in What's for Dinner September 2008:

    Creamy Orange Cake

    1 cup boiling water
    1 box (4 serving size) orange flavored gelatin
    1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix (I used generic)
    3/4 cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup water
    4 egg whites
    1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker Whipped vanilla frosting
    1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

    Heat oven 350 F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9 inch pan with baking spray with flour. In small bowl, mix boiling water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

    In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of the gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the orange juice concentrate, the oil, water and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and orange juice concentrate.

    note: I bolded the measurements above because they need to be divided from the original measurements. You use the rest in a later step.

    Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Poke warm cake every inch with fork. Place 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture in microwavable custard cup or small bowl; set aside. Into remaining gelatin mixture, stir remaining 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate; pour slowly over cake. Cool cake completely, about 1 hour.

    In medium bowl, gently stir together frosting and whipped topping; frost cake. Microwave 1 tablespoon gelatin mixture uncovered on High 10 seconds to liquefy. Using 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting. With spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. Store covered in the refrigerator.
  • You can see a picture of this cake here.