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Italian Orange Cake

Italian Orange Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 12
Olive oil and sweet Marsala wine add an Italian touch to white cake mix and creamy, ready-to-spread frosting.
Updated February 16, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
31g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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