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Orange Delight Cake

Rated as 3.29 out of 5 Stars

"This is a fine cake with the wonderful essence of fresh oranges. Perfect for any occasion."
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servings 511
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 -8 inch layer cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
  2. Sift together into a large bowl the cake flour, 1 1/3 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoons salt. Add grated orange rind, shortening, orange juice, and 1/3 cup water. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes with an electric mixer, scraping bowl while beating. Add two whole eggs and beat batter for 2 more minutes. Beat in the lemon juice. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let cool. Frost with Double Boiler Icing or whipped cream. Sprinkle cake with grated orange rind and finely chopped nuts or coconut.
  4. To Make Double Boiler Icing: In the top of a double boiler put; the 2 egg whites, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, 5 tablespoons water, 1/8 teaspoon salt, light corn syrup, and cream of tartar. Place over boiling water and beat until blended. Cook mixture beating constantly until mixture will stand in peaks. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Continue beating until of spreading consistency, about 5 minutes. Spread onto cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 511 calories; 18.8 82.6 5.3 37 359 Full nutrition

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After reading the first review of this cake....I realized there must be a problem with the tempature of the oven and the amt. of time the cake was baking. So, I set back my oven to 350 degrees ...

There is so much wrong with this recipe in my view. Temperature too high, convoluted directions, questionable ingredients and measurements - and that's just the cake! Still, underneath it all I ...

I made this cake exactly as the directions ask and at 375 degrees at 30 minutes, my cake burned. I will never make this recipe again.

My family and I loved this recipe. I followed the advice of a pan of water in the oven and it turned out great!