Italian Orange Cake

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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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
cup light olive oil
cup sweet Marsala, Muscat or sherry dessert wine, or orange juice
tablespoon grated orange peel
container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped whipped cream or vanilla frosting
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
tablespoon sweet Marsala, Muscat or sherry dessert wine, or orange juice
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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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 Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 31g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.