Rating: 4.88 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is from my Grandmother in Tennessee. She made it for my family every visit, for 25 years. I make it for my family now, it lasts maybe two days.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the gelatin mix and cake mix. Add the eggs, oil, water and vanilla, mix on high speed of an electric mixer for 3 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake springs back when lightly touched. Be careful not to overbake.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 45.6g; fat 20g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 357.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I use a recipe similar to this, except I use Yellow cake mix w/ pudding in the mix. And I use 1 C Tropicana Orange Juice with lotsa pulp. Everyone loves it! You can't go wrong with this recipe. Read More
(25)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
I use a recipe similar to this, except I use Yellow cake mix w/ pudding in the mix. And I use 1 C Tropicana Orange Juice with lotsa pulp. Everyone loves it! You can't go wrong with this recipe. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I thought 4 teaspoons of vanilla sounded like too much, so I used one teaspoon of vanilla and one teaspoon of lemon extract. I thought the cake was delicious, but I am the only one who ate it. Maybe there were too many other goodies around during Christmas, but it simply did not appeal to the rest of my family. I would make it again and just bring it to my office to share. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2012
I'm a pretty good cook but my baking skills are remedial at best. I was looking for an easy good cake and this delivered! This is a lightweigt fluffy yet very moist cake that was very easy to make. I used chocolate cake mix with the orange gelatin simply becuase I like the taste of chocolate and orange together. Next time I might use orange extract in place of the vanilla to intensify the orange flavor but that's just personal preference. Great recipe... Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
I've made this several times. Used an oblong pan and iced it with orange cheese cheese frosting because of everyone's sweet tooth. It did great. Will make it again and again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
I'm not any sort of baker. Once every few years or so I try to make a great cake for my wife's birthday. This year I made this recipe because I wanted to try something we've never had. The recipe was super easy and very delicious. As someone else suggested I only used half of the vanilla and replaced it with orange extract. Also I didn't want to use a bundt pan for a birthday cake so I used two 9" round pans. Baked perfectly at 375 for 30 minutes. For the icing I used 1 tub (16 oz) of whipped topping mixed with 8 oz of sour cream 3/4 tsp of orange extract and 2 cups of confectioners sugar. Then topped with some candied orange slices. Turned out really well although if I ever make it again I might try a chocolate based frosting for contrasting flavors. Either way you can't go wrong. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2013
I have now made this recipe several different times with several different flavor combinations. White/orange chocolate/orange chocolate/raspberry white/lemon. They are all delicious. The chocolate/raspberry turns out looking like a red velvet cake. The combination of the jello and extra liquids makes it very moist and flavorful. I have started using 2 tsp. vanilla and 2 tsp. extract the same flavor as the jello. That intensifies the fruit flavor a little. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
What a wonderful cake! I changed a few things...1c. oil 1c. orange juice and orange extract. Super moist wonderful texture and oh so good! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
Made this for my church youth group. It was a hit! I didn't have a large box of jello so I used the small box and used 3 tsp orange flavoring and 1 tsp vanilla. Moist cake with great orange flavor! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
This cake was moist and a big hit for my Mother's birthday! I tweaked it a little bit by substituting orange juice with lots of pulp for the water. Will definitely be a recipe that I keep. Read More