Kitty's Orange Cake

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“A recipe from Joanne Fluke's Book "Key Lime Murder". I don't like anything Orange, and am not a huge fan of cake, but I do like this cake.”
1hr 5mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • CAKE
  • 18 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 3 ounces orange Jell-O
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, I don't use this (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup min chocolate chips
  • orange fudge frosting
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Grease and flour Bundt pan. I use Bakers Joy spray.
  2. Dump the cake mix in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in orange Jell-O powder.
  4. Add the orange juice, orange extract, oil and orange zest.
  5. Mix all ingredients together until they are well blended.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  7. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed with electric mixer.
  8. Fold in mini chips by hand.
  9. Pour cake batter into pan.
  10. Bake cake for 45-55 minutes or until side of cake separates from side of pan.
  11. Cool on a rack for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Loosen the outside edges and middle edges of cake and turn cake onto rack.
  13. Let cake cool completely on rack.
  14. Frostng:
  15. put butter in bottom of a 2 cup microwave safe bowl.
  16. Add the semi sweet morsels.
  17. Heat on high for 1 minute.
  18. Stir to make sure morsels are melted;repeat at 15 second intervals until they are melted.
  19. Add the orange extract and stir in: add the orange juice one teaspoon at a time, stir after each addition.
  20. Pour frosting over the ridge of the cake, letting it run down the sides of the cake.

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