Saturday, July 4, 2009

Orange you glad I made cake?

Clearly I am totally getting a kick out of playing with cake mixes. Someone needs to give me a job in a test kitchen!

After I received my blog giveaway prize of Naturally Nora I purchased some more. I gave some away to friends. Makes me feel better seeing the REAL ingredients. Click on the graph below here so you can see what I am talking about....

I saw Donna's Poke Cake on Tasty Treasures and I made some with Nora's mix....(again the "BEEP, memory card is full" thing I mentioned before- sigh) and since I had a half box left I remember a cake I used to make awhile back (Donna's cake triggered this memory and I wasn't going to make two chocolate poke cakes back to back).

Orange Jell-O Cake
(you are thinking about how you poke the white cake and drizzle jello in it for a rainbow affect after you cut it? NO, this ain't it-LOL)

First: Do you want a 13X9 size cake? Or a 8X8 size? K-man don't need a huge pan but 8X8 works nicer for us. Follow the green or red amounts for the size cake you are making...

1 - 1/2 box cake mix (or follow your ingredient instructions for your OTHER favorite mix)
1 - 1/2 cup milk
1/2 - 1/4 cup oil
3 - 2 eggs*
1 - 1/2 cup mandarin oranges, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I lined my cake with the non stick foil since I was making a small cake. You can grease, flour or line your pan(s).

Mix your cake mix with the milk, oil and 2 of the egg yolks *(I whipped my egg white separately and folded them in last to give my cake more PUFF. Fold in your oranges and pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 35 - 25 minutes or until toothpick come out clean. When cake is cooled, prepare your jell-o according to the package (small jell-o for 8X8 and larger box for 13X9).

Poke your cake with a fork

Pour on your dissolved jell-o.

Put in fridge until dessert time!

If you totally want a short cut...just buy a pre-made angel food cake from the grocery and put the large box of jell-o in it.

Cut a square in half and fill with whipped cream....

Top with some mandarin oranges...

Yummmm! But K-man doesn't like whipped cream much....he preferred it this way...

Very light and refreshing! Whether you bake your own cake or use the pre-made angel food cakes from the'll love the fun you can have with jell-o flavors!

Here something fun to help celebrate your 4th of July in a foodie way....

1 comment:

Donna-FFW said...

I am so s so glad you made this cake.. it sounds delicious, and I adore mandarin oranges. I will have to try this for sure. And thanks for the shout out.:)