Orange Party Cake II Recipe -
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Orange Party Cake II

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"This cake is easy and delicious. Cake mix, toasted coconut and orange gelatin topped with a zesty orange-lemon glaze."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine toasted coconut, cake mix, and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in the water, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour glaze over cake while still hot.
  4. To make the Glaze: in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2009

I am a cake baker and just tried this recipe. I used orange Duncan Hines cake mix for extra orange flavor and followed the directions exactly except I only made half the recipe for icing. It really needs the whole recipe of icing but needs more orange flavor too. The lemon only seemed to negate the orange flavor so I made an extra cup of icing without the lemon & added 1/4 t orange flavoring. Much better. I poured the icing over the hot cake while still in the pan & inverted after 10min.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2008

This cake was okay. The orange flavor of the cake was too artificial tasting to me. Maybe orange juice added in place of the water next time?


6 Ratings

Feb 09, 2012

These are pretty good. My 3 year-old wanted to make orange cupcakes, so we did not use the tube pan. If making cupcakes or another non-inverted cake, let the cake cool a little before pouring glaze on top. As another reviewer suggested I changed the water to OJ and added a 1/4 tsp orange extract. I might even increase it to 1/2 tsp or more next time and will omit the coconut. It is not very good in this recipe to me, but if you are looking to use up coconut I would increase it. As it is, the coconut is kind of random and sparse.

Feb 20, 2006

It is a very moist cake and great taste. I used Lemon Cake mix instead of yellow cake mix and it was excellent.

May 16, 2012

My husband's grandmother used to make this cake for him when he was little. I have been trying to find the recipe for years based on what he described. It was delicious and brought back many great memories for him. I didn't toast the coconut, and I also sprinkled some on top before pouring the glaze over it because that was how his Mumsy made it. Can't wait to make it again!

Mar 07, 2006

This was my husband's birthday cake this year. His three sisters loved it and I copied the recipe. It was very moist and the coconut flavor was delicious. In my oven, it took a little longer than forty minutes to bake. The amount of the glaze seemed excessive to me but not to my sisters-in-law. I will definitely make this again. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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