Orange Delight Cake


This is a fine cake with the wonderful essence of fresh oranges. Perfect for any occasion.

1 to 8 - inch layer cake


  • 2 cups cake flour

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • cup shortening

  • cup orange juice

  • cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons light corn syrup

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  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
19g Fat
83g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 359mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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