Esther Bolick's Orange Marmalade Cake

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by mandabears

This recipe is from Jan Karon's series about Mitford and Father Tim. One of his parishoners is famous for her orange marmalade cake and I found the recipe on the Better Homes and Garden Web Site. Good cake!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray three 9 inch greased and floured cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl beat cake mix, oil, eggs, water and orange zest.
  4. Mix until well blended.
  5. Divide batter evenly among 3 cake pans.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  7. Cool in pans for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from pans and cool completely on racks.
  10. in a medium bowl beat cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  11. Gradually add sugar a little at a time until mixture becomes spreadable consistency.
  12. Stir in orange zest.
  14. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate.
  15. Cut off raised part.
  16. Spread 1/2 cup orange marmalade on top of cake.
  17. Spread 1/2 cup frosting over marmalade.
  18. Repeat with second layer.
  19. Top cake with third layer and spread evenly with frosting.
  20. Swirl remaining marmalade on top of cake.

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