Orange Soak Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Muffin Goddess

Wonderful sweet citrus cake (a Duncan Hines recipe). Also good when lemon is substituted for orange. Very popular recipe, both at work and home.

Top Review by Baby Kato

Great cake. We loved this treat. It was moist, tender and oh so delicious. I used orange juice instead of water, added a little orange rind to the cake mix and a tsp of orange extract. I glazed the cake while it was hot, several times, until most of the glaze was used up. It was sheer perfection. I can't wait to make this wonderful treat again. Thank you so much for sharing. My neighbors & I really enjoyed this cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • CAKE

  • 1 package orange cake mix (recommended Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Orange Supreme)
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 13 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. NOTE: If you don't have an orange-flavored cake mix on hand, a yellow cake mix is an acceptable substitute.
  2. Just add 1 tbs of orange extract and 1 tbs grated orange peel to the batter before mixing Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan.
  4. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions.
  5. While cake is baking, combine powdered sugar, orange juice, melted butter, and water in a medium bowl.
  6. When cake is done, remove from oven and immediately poke holes in top with a fork or toothpick.
  7. Pour glaze slowly over top of hot cake, allowing it to soak in.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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