Orange Cream Angel Food Cake

Transform boxed angel food cake mix into a mouthwatering masterpiece with creamy orange filling and frosting.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 5 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box white angel food cake mix
1 1/4
cups cold water

Orange Cream

6
egg yolks
1
cup sugar
2
teaspoons cornstarch
2/3
cup orange juice
Pinch salt
3/4
cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
1
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
Orange peel twists, if desired
  • 1 Move oven rack to lowest position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350°F. In extra-large glass or metal bowl, beat cake mix and cold water with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan. (Do not use fluted tube cake pan or 9-inch angel food pan or batter will overflow.)
  • 2 Bake 37 to 47 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and are not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn pan upside down onto glass bottle until cake is completely cool, about 2 hours.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, beat egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and salt with wire whisk until blended. Add butter; cook 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until boiling. Boil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon. Immediately pour orange mixture (orange curd) through fine-mesh strainer into medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap directly onto surface of orange curd. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely chilled.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream and grated orange peel into orange curd.
  • 5 On serving plate, place cake with browned side down. Cut off top 1/3 of cake, using long, sharp knife; set aside. Scoop out 1-inch-wide and 1-inch-deep tunnel around cake. Set aside scooped-out cake for another use. Spoon 1 1/3 cups orange cream into tunnel. Replace top of cake to seal filling. Frost top and side of cake with remaining orange cream. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with orange twists. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    160mg
    160%;
    Sodium
    410mg
    410%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    41g
    41%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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