Rating: 4.33 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This cake is easy and delicious. Cake mix, toasted coconut and orange gelatin topped with a zesty orange-lemon glaze.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 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 tube pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine toasted coconut, cake mix, and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in the water, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour glaze over cake while still hot.

  • To make the Glaze: in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 64.2g; fat 19g; cholesterol 53.9mg; sodium 300.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
I am a cake baker and just tried this recipe. I used orange Duncan Hines cake mix for extra orange flavor and followed the directions exactly except I only made half the recipe for icing. It really needs the whole recipe of icing but needs more orange flavor too. The lemon only seemed to negate the orange flavor so I made an extra cup of icing without the lemon & added 1/4 t orange flavoring. Much better. I poured the icing over the hot cake while still in the pan & inverted after 10min. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2008
This cake was okay. The orange flavor of the cake was too artificial tasting to me. Maybe orange juice added in place of the water next time? Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
I am a cake baker and just tried this recipe. I used orange Duncan Hines cake mix for extra orange flavor and followed the directions exactly except I only made half the recipe for icing. It really needs the whole recipe of icing but needs more orange flavor too. The lemon only seemed to negate the orange flavor so I made an extra cup of icing without the lemon & added 1/4 t orange flavoring. Much better. I poured the icing over the hot cake while still in the pan & inverted after 10min. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2012
These are pretty good. My 3 year-old wanted to make orange cupcakes so we did not use the tube pan. If making cupcakes or another non-inverted cake let the cake cool a little before pouring glaze on top. As another reviewer suggested I changed the water to OJ and added a 1/4 tsp orange extract. I might even increase it to 1/2 tsp or more next time and will omit the coconut. It is not very good in this recipe to me but if you are looking to use up coconut I would increase it. As it is the coconut is kind of random and sparse. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
It is a very moist cake and great taste. I used Lemon Cake mix instead of yellow cake mix and it was excellent. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2008
This cake was okay. The orange flavor of the cake was too artificial tasting to me. Maybe orange juice added in place of the water next time? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2006
This was my husband's birthday cake this year. His three sisters loved it and I copied the recipe. It was very moist and the coconut flavor was delicious. In my oven it took a little longer than forty minutes to bake. The amount of the glaze seemed excessive to me but not to my sisters-in-law. I will definitely make this again. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2012
My husband's grandmother used to make this cake for him when he was little. I have been trying to find the recipe for years based on what he described. It was delicious and brought back many great memories for him. I didn't toast the coconut and I also sprinkled some on top before pouring the glaze over it because that was how his Mumsy made it. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
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