Orange Crunch Cake

Recipe by SweetSueAl

A yellow cake mix loaded with citrus flavor with a crunch layer baked right in. This gives you a fresh sunny flavor year round. I found this recipe on

Top Review by Lucky Clover

Very good! The orange zest leaves a funny taste in your mouth, but other than that, it's delish! I didn't realize that I would need more than one tub of icing (the regular size is 12 oz.), so I didn't quite have as much as I would have liked. I love the addition of cool whip! It makes it so light and fluffy! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch pans.
  3. -----Crunch Layer----.
  4. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, walnuts, and butter. Divide mixture evenly between the prepared pans. Set aside.
  5. ----Cake----.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix together cake mix, water, orange juice and oil until blended.
  7. Beat in eggs, one at a time,then stir in the orange zest.
  8. Pour mixture evenly over the crunch layer in the pans.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack al cool completely before frosting.
  11. ----Frosting----.
  12. In a medium bowl, beat the vanilla frosting until light and fluffy, then mix in the whipped topping.
  13. Stir in the orange and lemon zest.
  14. Place one layer on cake plate, crunch side up, frost. Plasce second layer crunch side up and frost on top and sides.
  15. Arange orange sections of top, then refrigerate.

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