Hooked on Southern Sunshine

Submitted by Christi

It has been raining here forever! Okay, maybe not forever, but, for a long time. I would love to see the sun right now.



How about some blue skies for a change?

blue skies

Blue Skies

For today, I may just have to make do with an Orange Sunshine Cake

Orange Sunshine Cake

Orange Sunshine Cake

Okay, now I feel better!

Today we are joining: Hooked on Fridays at Hooked on Houses and Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

When he made a decree for the rain,
and a way for the lightning of the thunder
Job 28:26

Today’s Lagniappe: Orange Sunshine Cake
A little piece of sunshine on a plate!

1 pouch Betty Crocker supermoist Jello cake mix
1 jar (10 oz.) orange marmalade
2 tsp. grated orange peel
Glaze below

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 12 cup Bundt cake pan. Prepare cake mix as directed on package except decrease water to 1 cup and add marmalade and orange peel. Bake until cake pulls away from side of pan and springs back when lightly touched in center, 45-50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely. Spread with glaze, allowing some to drizzle down side. Garnish with mint leaves and orange peel if desired.


Start with 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons orange juice. Blend until smooth. May add more of each for more glaze. Also add a small amount of orange peel if desired.

23 Responses to “Hooked on Southern Sunshine”

  1. susan Says:

    Christi-We could certainly use some sunshine here–in a cake or anywhere else! It looks and sounds delicious and the cake plate reminds me of mine (which was my grandmother’s). beautiful!

  2. Linderhof Says:

    This sounds good — I’ll have to try it!

  3. Gollum Says:

    This is the perfect dessert for a rainy Southern day. I love the addition of the marmalade!

  4. Bobbie Says:

    I love the neat cakes that start with the box mixes but end up something special!

  5. Kate Says:

    This looks so nice and tasty! Baking on a rainy day is always special. Eating a slice of cake while enjoying a cup of tea is awesome.

  6. bj Says:

    Well, let me just say…O, HONEY!! I can not WAIT to make this delicious and beautiful cake…Ummm it sounds so so good…Thanks so much for the recipe.

  7. DesignTies Says:

    I know how you feel — it rained pretty much all summer long here. At least September has been relatively dry and warm so far 🙂

    Hope you have sunny skies heading your way 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  8. Porch Days Says:

    I talked to my son who lives in San Diego (perfect weather and always sunshine) and told him we were having a cool rainy day. He was envious of a rainy day!

  9. Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm Says:

    Love your sunshine everywhere! Gorgeous photos!

    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  10. Julia @ Hooked on Houses Says:

    Mmmm. Something called Orange Sunshine Cake has got to be good! So glad you could join my party today. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now Says:

    Yuuuuuuuummmm. I just love the sound of it. 🙂 Visiting from Julia’s party. 🙂

  12. Debbie Says:

    Christi, I’ve never seen this recipe! It looks incredible. And yes I am going to try it. Thanks.

  13. ButterYum Says:

    Wow, you take some lovely photos!

  14. Betty 819 Says:

    I made an Orange necterine cake that is good. Will have to send you the recipe. Very similar. Orange peel? Can I use the zest that comes in a jar from McCormick’s spice section instead of buying an orange to get the fresh peel/zest?

  15. Betty 819 Says:

    I just bought two mini bundt pans and would like to try them and this cake recipe sounds perfect. I can also use my mini loaf pans too. I keep thinking if I make smaller size cakes, we won’t pig out as much. Wishful thinking; there’s a method to my madness!

  16. Betty 819 Says:

    Christi..What flavor cake mix do you start out with? Yellow, or white? I use Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake mix for my Necterine cake recipe. It is very similar to yours. Can I post it here or would you rather me send it to you through email?

  17. Mary Says:

    Christi, your cake looks scrumptious. I’ll bet it’s as tasty as it is delicious. I love that it is so easy to make. Have a great day.

  18. Fifi Flowers Says:

    LOVE your blue sky shots!

  19. SnoWhite Says:

    Sounds really tasty!

  20. Joyce Says:

    Yummy and I like easy too!

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  22. Betty 819 Says:

    I’m confused about the cake mix this cake starts off with, is it a yellow or white cake mix? Do you follow the directions of the manufacturer on the box, plus add the other ingredients? I can’t find any such exact cake mix on Betty Crocker’s site.

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