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“Easy to make tasty orange cake starting with a yellow cake mix, and baked in a spring form pan for pretty presentation. From Family Circle Fast Meals Cookbook, a treasured 1972 cook book from my collection.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake
  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 34 cup water
  • 12 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Orange Glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • orange strips (optional) or orange zest (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8-inch spring form pan; flour lightly, tapping out excess flour, or use pan release recipe #78579.
  2. Combine cake mix, orange zest, orange juice and water in a large mixer bowl.
  3. Beat the batter according to package directions.
  4. Stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen cake around edge with a knife; release spring, and carefully lift off side of pan.
  7. Place cake on a wire rack; cool completely.
  8. Remove cake from metal base; place on a serving plate.
  9. Glaze:
  10. Blend sifted icing sugar and orange juice together. (Place sifter over mixing bowl.).
  11. Stir in 1 Tablespoon more orange juice, a little at a time, until glaze is thin enough to pour from a spoon.
  12. Spoon over top of cake, letting mixture drizzle down side. A slotted spoon is great for drizzling.
  13. Sprinkle thin orange peel strips, or grated orange zest, over top of cake for garnish (optional).

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