Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

The original recipe calls for lemon cake mix, lemon jello and lemon juice ... but I just made it with orange and my family loved it. Great orange colour too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package orange Jell-O
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package orange cake mix
  • 23 cup canola oil
  • 34 cup water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 13 cup orange juice
  • 1 12 cups icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 cake pan; set aside.
  3. Place all ingredients except juice and icing sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Beat thoroughly with an electric mixer at medium speed.
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake 35- 45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in center.
  7. Leave cake in pan and pierce entire surface with fork.
  8. In a small bowl, blend juice and icing sugar thoroughly.
  9. Spoon evenly over cake.
Most Helpful

What a nice change from chocolate! Seems like we always make chocolate! This cake was so easy to make. It has a very refreshing orange flavor. I made it in a bundt pan and drizzled the frosting over, it was beautiful. Only problem I had was keeping my husband out of it!! Thanks for another winner, Lennie!

MizzNezz August 16, 2002

Now this is what we in the South call a hum-dinger. The cake was awesome and perfect for our Halloween party. Thankfully, I was able to find the orange cake mix without any trouble. Beautiful color and very, very moist. Thanks so much for a totally yummy dessert.

ratherbeswimmin' October 28, 2002

I made this cake for my Dad, who loves anything with orange. He loved it and wanted to make sure that I never lose this recipe! I made the cake in a bundt pan, and it came out absolutely beautiful. I also used egg substitute, since my Dad had open heart surgery several years ago & is still very careful about cholesterol. I think I will experiment with other flavors too, such as strawberry. This one's a winner, Lennie - thank you! -M

Mary Scheffert March 24, 2002