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.
- White Cake Mix
- Ingredients asked for on package
- Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- Grated Orange Rind
- 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.