If you like orange dreamsicles you will love this cake :) It was delish, but you do need to keep it refrigerated due to the gelatin and whipping topping. Let me know if you try it, I had saved the recipe from some booklet ages ago and finally was able to try it.
Creamy Orange Cake
1 cup boiling water
1 box (4 serving size) orange flavored gelatin
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix (I used generic)
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
4 egg whites
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker Whipped vanilla frosting
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Heat oven 350 F for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13×9 inch pan with baking spray with flour. In small bowl, mix boiling water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of the gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the orange juice concentrate, the oil, water and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and orange juice concentrate.
note: I bolded the measurements above because they need to be divided from the original measurements. You use the rest in a later step.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Poke warm cake every inch with fork. Place 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture in microwavable custard cup or small bowl; set aside. Into remaining gelatin mixture, stir remaining 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate; pour slowly over cake. Cool cake completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, gently stir together frosting and whipped topping; frost cake. Microwave 1 tablespoon gelatin mixture uncovered on High 10 seconds to liquefy. Using 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting. With spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. Store covered in the refrigerator.
The next cake I am trying is called Chocolate Orange Cake. Didn’t have time today, was making more crafts for Kaboose. maybe tomorrow! :)