This recipe came from a Taste of Home magazine. So, you know you can't go wrong. Plus simple ingredients for a quick dessert, and oh so moist. I do as cupcakes also.-- Worth noting, using an orange cake mix will definitely make this cake more orangey in taste, but if not available, use yellow.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, orange juice, eggs, water and oil.
- Beat on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Pour into a greased 9x13 in baking pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toopick comes clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Beat in the orange marmalade and confectioners' sugar.
- Spread over cake.
- Keep in refrigerator.
We used Dunkin Hines for the cake mix. While this cake is still moist, it does have a crumbly texture (we're guessing due to the OJ, which we used Tropicana brand). We also did not taste much of an orange flavor in the cake. The icing is worth mentioning as it has a wonderful taste and smooth creamy texture. I added a Tbsp of OJ to the icing and only 2 cups confectioners sugar to reach our desired sweetness.
Yummy recipe :) And like you mention it turned out very moist! I made these into cupcakes and while everyone enjoyed them, they were surprised to hear that they were supposed to be orange flavored. For some reason the orange taste did not come through on these cupcakes at all. That being said, it is still a good recipe and I will be making them again!