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BREAKSTONE'S Simply Citrus Cream Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Moist layers of cake with lots of orange zest are frosted with creamy whipped topping then decorated with mandarin orange sections."
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45 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside. Place cake mix, dry pudding mix, 1 cup of the sour cream, eggs, oil, water and orange peel in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute; scrape bowl. Beat on medium speed an additional 2 minutes. Pour evenly into prepared pans.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. Beat remaining 1/3 cup sour cream and powdered sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Set aside.
  4. Place 1 of the cake layers on serving plate; spread with half of the whipped topping mixture. Top with half of the orange segments. Repeat cake and topping layers. Garnish with remaining orange segments. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Kraft Kitchens Tips:
  • Substitute: Prepare as directed, using COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat Sour Cream.
  • Variation - Chocolate Cream Cake: Prepare as directed, using chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding mix. Substitute 1 cup fresh berries, such as raspberries, sliced strawberries or blueberries, for the orange segments.
  • Make Ahead: The whipped topping filling can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 266 calories; 12.1 34.9 3 43 279 Full nutrition


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Super-easy and absolutely delicious cake. I took one star off for the runny consistency of the cream/icing. Everyone loved how it tasted but my cake looked very...uh....homemade. My well-drained...

This cake has a fantastic flavor. It is moist, citrus-y and the flavors mix beautifully. I make it with fat free sour cream, egg substitute and add approx. 1/2 teaspoon of either lemon zest or...

An alternative for presentation. Bake this as a bundt or tube cake and prepare the topping separately. Chop the mandarin oranges and stir into the topping ingredients and spoon over individual s...

I followed this recipe exactly for the cake. The cake, very moist and light with a wonderful citrusy flavor, is definitely one I will make again. I was worried however, about the layers sliding ...

Very good citrus theme/flavor. Oldest son prefers citrus to chocolate, so I made this (along with another Allrecipe - Triple Chocolate Bliss Cake=A+). However, I made ONE change... instead of ...