Retro Orange Kiss-Me Cake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by BecR2400

This cake took the country by storm in 1950 when it won the second Pillsbury Bake-Off. Lily Wuebel of Redwood City pocketed $25,000 for her winning creation. Here it is. From Pillsbury.

Top Review by Mary K. W.

I have made this cake in the past and was going to post the recipe out here when I found this one. This is still a winner today. Very moist and flavorful cake. A little more effor required than some cakes, but well worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13-by-9-inch pan.
  2. Squeeze orange, reserving 1/3 cup juice for topping; remove seeds. In blender container, food processor bowl with metal blade, or food mill, grind orange peel and pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and all remaining cake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Drizzle reserved 1/3 cup orange juice over warm cake in pan.
  6. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle over cake. Cool 1 hour, or until completely cooled.
  7. Time does not include cooling time.

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