17 Reviews

Loved the cake, but I believe you made a mistake when you said to add water, I just added the orange juice and found it sufficient. Also I made a butter cream frosting instead and added orange juice and orange extract to it. Thank you for enhancing my days...made it twice already!!!!

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Sylvia Ali February 19, 2002

I followed this recipe to the T...and it turned out wonderful!! Visually as well. Will be posting a picture of the end product. I hope it entices you to try it too. :)

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KitchenManiac April 26, 2003

Forsuch an easy and quick cake this is very good. I think the orange juice is what makes it so much better than the original wacky cake (never liked it). Frosting is excellent, easy to make and light and can certainly be used on other cakes. Highly recommend this frosting if, like us, you do not like a heavy sugary topping.

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waynejohn1234 August 30, 2009

Very nice cake. I had to toss the frosting though. Everything was going fine until suddenly the cream was starting to separate into a cottage cheese type of substance rather than continue to stiffen. I believe I followed the instructions as written (I'm kind of OCD in the kitchen... and only in the kitchen), but perhaps I'm wrong. It was my first time making a frosting with gelatin. I ended up just whipping up 3 parts heavy cream with 1 part powdered sugar and added vanilla and orange extracts to taste. Spread it on the cake and dusted the whole thing with cocoa powder, confectioners sugar, and a little orange zest. Quite enjoyable. Vinegar, who knew?

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mmmm_gin February 04, 2009

Very yummy! I left off the icing, being too lazy, and used wholemeal flour to make the cake a bit healthier. This was really easy and the best part for me is that it didn't require any beating - which is always annoying when you want to make a cake quickly. Thanks for the new cake recipe!

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Sooty_Cat November 20, 2008

Well, I made this for my DH to take to work and he came home with an empty cake pan, saying that people were asking for the recipe! It was a definite hit! Just so easy and such a crowd pleaser. I added some fresh orange zest and some freshly grated chocolate on the top of the frosting, which made it look even prettier. Thanks for posting!

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bricookie55 January 07, 2008

I loved the cake it was fairly easy to make with little clean up, you can't beat that. I didn't enjoy the frosting but I think it was just me because everyone else loved it.

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Ruffle-butt October 31, 2007

I have been using this recipe for years and it it a favorite for sure! My recipe for Grammie Bea's Special Vanilla Frosting goes very well with this cake. It is sweet, but not overly sweet, and it is a great frosting for designs. After my cake is frosted, I often take the tip of a rounded knife and press down on the frosting and then pull away and it makes picks all over the top of the cake. Very pretty, especially with chopped nuts, sprinkles, Jimmys, or anything else you might want to add on top.

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Linda's Busy Kitchen September 26, 2007

I made this with some orange zest and shavings from a hershey bar on the top~ It's so easy to make and I don't have to worry about cleaning up afterwards :) Thanks for sharing~!

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tiffany k February 07, 2007

Yum yum yum! I've made this twice in 24 hours -- once with the orange juice and once without. I also halved the recipe, used half whole-wheat flour, and added twice the suggested amounts of sugar and cocoa (:o). I also swirled in a cheesecake topping the second time around. Versitile and delicicous --this is really good stuff.

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Vye367 January 22, 2007
Wacky Chocolate-Orange Cake with Orange Frosting