This Orange Juice Cake is sweet and delicious. This is a super moist cake that needs no frosting, instead we are using an Orange Juice infused glaze! You will love this cake that's perfect for summer!
I love a cake I can make with cake mix, and then kick it up a notch with some additional ingredients.
Box Mix cakes or Poke Cakes like we are making here, are super easy to make, and the cake always comes out perfect.
I have another Poke Cake for you! This Orange Juice Poke Cake is perfect for breakfast! Yes, cake for breakfast
How to make an Orange Juice Cake:
Unlike some of my other poke cakes, you don't make this cake in advance according to the box directions.
Follow the directions below to make the cake, and once baked poke your holes into the cake.
Pour your orange juice glaze over the cake, and then allow to cool. Serve and enjoy!
- Yellow Cake Mix Box
- Lemon Instant Pudding
- Vegetable Oil
- 4 eggs
Orange juice glaze:
- Powdered Sugar
- Butter - melted
- Orange Juice
Step one: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then prepare a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. I spray mine heavily.
- Tip: If you don't have a Bundt pan you can make this in a 9x13 baking dish and cook it for the same time or until cooked through.
Step two: Next use an electric mixer to mix cake mix with dry lemon pudding mix, oil, water, and eggs.
- Tip: Make sure you are adding in dry pudding powder, not prepared pudding.
Mix until smooth then pour into prepared baking dish.
Step three: Now bake your cake for 38-40 minutes or until cooked through and a toothpick can come out clean.
Step four: While you cake bakes prepare your orange juice glaze. Mix powdered sugar, melted and cooled butter, and orange juice until smooth and creamy.
- Tip: When adding cold juice to warm butter it could cause your butter to harden again. If this happens plus place your mix in the microwave to melt your butter.
Step five: Now poke holes into your cake using a fork or skewer.
Step six: Pour orange juice glaze over cake filling holes in cake. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes then slice and serve.
How to store this cake:
A poke cake is super moist and has a tendency to get soggy if it sits too long. You want to eat this cake within 3 days of making it.
Store it in the baking dish, covered, and in the refrigerator.
Can I make this Orange Juice Cake ahead of time?
This cake can definitely be made ahead of time.
Due to the nature of a poke cake, I recommend only making it 24 hours in advance.
These types of cakes need to be eaten rather soon after making or they will get too soggy.
Try some of my other Poke Cakes:
Oreo Poke Cake - Take your box cake mix to the next level! Filled with marshmallow cream and topped with a frosting loaded with Oreos. This Oreo Poke Cake is simple to make and taste amazing.
Banana Pudding Poke Cake - This Banana Pudding Poke Cake has the same flavor as the classic pudding you love but in a simple cake recipe. This cake is cooked and filled with pudding then topped off with whipped cream.
S'mores Poke Cake - A perfectly moist cake that never fails. This S' mores Poke Cake is simply amazing. Full of flavor and topped with mini marshmallows. I pop them in the oven to broil to get them roasted just like it came off the campfire.
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Orange Juice Cake
- 15.25 oz yellow cake mix ( 1 box)
- 3.5 oz lemon instant pudding (1 box)
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup water
- 4 large eggs
Orange juice glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- ¾ cup orange juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Use an electric mixer to mix cake mix with dry lemon pudding mix, oil, water, and eggs. Mix until smooth then pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 38-40 minutes or until cooked through and a toothpick can come out clean.
- While you cake bakes prepare your orange juice glaze. Mix powdered sugar, melted and cooled butter, and orange juice until smooth and creamy. Tip: butter will form once cold so allow it to cook to not get chunky or place back in the microwave.
- Poke hole though out your cake using a fork or skewer. Pour orange juice glaze over cake filling holes in cake. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes then slice and serve.
- Make sure you are adding in dry pudding powder not prepared pudding.
- When adding cold juice to warm butter it could cause your butter to harden again. If this happens plus place your mix in the microwave to melt your butter.
- Make sure to not poke your holes to deep that they puncture the bottom. This way the juice stays in the cake and can not run out.
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