Italian Orange Cake

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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