Italian Orange Cake

Olive oil and sweet Marsala wine add an Italian touch to white cake mix and creamy, ready-to-spread frosting.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
box white cake mix with
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup light olive oil
1/4
cup sweet Marsala, Muscat or sherry dessert wine, or orange juice
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
3
eggs
1
container (12 oz) whipped whipped cream or vanilla frosting
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
tablespoon sweet Marsala, Muscat or sherry dessert wine, or orange juice
1
tablespoon grated orange peel

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  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F (300°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom only of 10-inch springform pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, olive oil, 1/4 cup wine, 1 tablespoon orange peel and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 57 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (Top of cake may appear dark golden brown and rippled.) Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Carefully run knife around side of pan to loosen; remove side of pan. Transfer cake to serving plate. In medium bowl, stir frosting, 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel and 1 tablespoon wine until well blended. Frost top and side of cake. Garnish with 1 tablespoon orange peel. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F (300°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously spray bottom only of 10-inch springform pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, olive oil, 1/4 cup wine, 1 tablespoon orange peel and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 57 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (Top of cake may appear dark golden brown and rippled.) Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Carefully run knife around side of pan to loosen; remove side of pan. Transfer cake to serving plate. In medium bowl, stir frosting, 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel and 1 tablespoon wine until well blended. Frost top and side of cake. Garnish with 1 tablespoon orange peel. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If springform pan is unavailable, bake cake in 13x9-inch pan at 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan) 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.