Orange Delight Cake

This cake is a refreshing, citrusy dessert that will delight your taste buds! The orange flavor is not too overwhelming, and the cake itself is nice and moist.


  • -2 cups cake flour
  • -1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • -2 teaspoons baking powder
  • -1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • -3/4 teaspoon salt
  • -2 teaspoons orange zest
  • -2/3 cup shortening
  • -1/3 cup orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.

2. Sift together into a large bowl the cake flour, 1 1/3 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoons salt. Add grated orange rind, shortening, orange juice, and 1/3 cup water. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes with an electric mixer, scraping bowl while beating.

3. Add two whole eggs and beat batter for 2 more minutes. Beat in the lemon juice then pour batter into prepared pans.

4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes then remove cakes from pans and let cool before frosting with Double Boiler Icing or whipped cream—sprinkle cake with grated orange rind and finely chopped nuts or coconut if desired!

To Make Double Boiler Icing:

1) In the top of a double boiler put; the 2 egg whites, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, 5 tablespoons water, 1/8 teaspoon salt , light corn syrup ,and cream of tartar .

2) Place over boiling water and beat until blended then cook mixture beating constantly until

Nutrition Facts

  • – Servings: 12
  • – Calories: 350
  • – Fat: 17 g
  • – Saturated fat: 6 g
  • – Cholesterol: 30 mg
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Orange Delight Cake

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