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Orange Spice Cake

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"Field editor Connie Simon of Reed City, Michigan likes to serve slices of this gingerbread-like cake with whipped topping, but it's just as delicious plain."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings


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  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Combine the orange juice, molasses, oil and egg; add to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Spoon marmalade over warm cake. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped topping if desired.


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This was very good--very much like gingerbread in taste & texture. My only changes were that I doubled the recipe, used dark corn syrup (I was out of molasses), and I added a little salt & a lit...

This recipe tasted gingery and gave the house a nice festive kind of smell. I used all recipe ingredients except the whipped topping and it came out quite well but I do think that a softer taste...

Delicious, a real treat! I'd add in some more orange though because I also did not have any marmalade. Yum!

I made my own fresh whipped cream for this cake. Outstanding. Will be making it again in a couple of weeks.

Just by tasting the unmodified batter I can tell this is a great spice cake recipe! I did modify my batter though. Since the only thing I like topping my spice cakes is powdered sugar and a cou...

Turned out very well. I didn't have molasses, so I used corn syrup - still good. Next time, I'll increase the ginger and cinnamon.

I just this lovely cake. It fed about a dozen people and they all loved it. The only thing I did was to add a bit more cinnamon and cloves. I did not use any whipped topping - just the marmalade...

Not too sweet and quite spicy. I put pinch of nutmeg and all spice, so I think it came out spicier than the original cake. I replaced oil with apple sauce, and used ww flour instead of ap. Becau...

This cake came out moist and delicious! I skipped the topping but I'm sure it would be good. Thanks for a great recipe!