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Vanilla extract and orange zest bring out a dreamy flavor in this white cake. Those orange Creamsicles® have nothing on this recipe! Something all ages can enjoy and it's easy to make.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins
25 mins
1 hr
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 7-inch cake pan.

  • Beat shortening and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg into the batter before adding the next. Add vanilla extract and fold orange zest into batter. Mix flour into batter until just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute butter or margarine for the shortening. You can substitute lemon zest for the orange zest.

To make this a cocoa cake, omit the zest and vanilla extract and add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.

You can substitute any flour plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder for the self-rising flour.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 24.6g 8% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 216.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition


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