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Fresh Orange Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Fresh Orange Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is super simple to make. The fresh squeezed orange juice and orange rind add a delicious flavor to an otherwise plain white cake mix.
Author: Cook This Again, Mom!


  • White Cake Mix
  • Ingredients asked for on package
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Grated Orange Rind
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  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Margarine or Butter
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons or so Grated Orange Rind
  • Splash of Vanilla
  • Dash of Salt
  • Fresh Orange Juice


  • Start with a plain white cake mix. The recipe on the box called for 3 egg whites, I just went ahead and used 3 whole eggs. Instead of water I used fresh squeezed orange juice. I added the same amount of oil their recipe called for plus I added about 2 - 3 teaspoons of freshly grated orange rind. Then I mixed and baked the cake according to the directions on the box.
  • For the frosting, using an electric hand mixer, I blended 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, about 2 tablespoons of margarine. Then I mixed in about 2 cups of powdered sugar. To that I added a couple more teaspoons of grated orange rind, a splash of vanilla, a dash of salt, and just enough orange juice to get a nice consistency. Frost the cake when it has cooled. Since this is a cream cheese based frosting I stored the cake in the refrigerator.