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3-Ingredient Orange Cake

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This easy orange cake only has THREE ingredients! With 1 box of cake mix, yogurt, and orange juice you can make a light and fluffy cake that packs a citrus punch.

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orange cake with a bite on a fork sitting on a white plate

RECIPE FEATURES

  • 3-Ingredient Dessert: You only need 3 basic ingredients to whip up this cake.
  • Cake Mix Hack: We always keep a few cake mixes on hand in case we want a quick dessert.

I consider this recipe the ultimate cake mix hack. I actually stumbled on this by accident and boy, oh boy, am I in love.  With just THREE ingredients you get an orange cake that is light, moist, and has a light flavor of orange. It is so refreshing and perfect as a quick last minute dessert recipe. 

It is also a great starter recipe for anyone with kids. Measuring the yogurt and orange juice is a super simple process and ideal for tiny hands! Put this orange cake made with a cake mix at the top of your list!

Cake Mix, orange juice, and yogurt on a wooden table

ORANGE CAKE MIX HACK

This is a cake mix hack recipe, so of course you will need cake mix! But there are two other ingredients that make this so moist and fluffy!

  • White cake mix– I always use a Duncan Hines 15.5oz cake mix, but you can pick whatever brand you know and love. 
  • Yogurt– Greek yogurt is always in my refrigerator, so it is what I use. However, you could use regular yogurt with just as great results. Plain, vanilla, or orange flavored.
  • Orange juice– The big question, high pulp or no pulp? What’s the best to use in a baked recipe? We use a medium pulp as a personal preference. Where most of the flavor is going to come from the orange juice, I do recommend using a high quality.

No yogurt? No problem. You can substitute plain yogurt with sour cream. You get the same results with a slightly altered flavor. 

single slice of orange cake on a white plate with a slice of fresh orange

HOW TO MAKE A CAKE WITH 3-INGREDIENTS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an eight inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Mix together your cake mix, yogurt, and juice until there are no lumps.
  3. Pour into your prepared dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
fork holding a bite of cake over a white plate

RECIPE TIPS

  • Whisk or shift the cake mix before starting. This will help remove or break down any lumps giving you a smooth batter. 
  • Hand mixing is best for this cake. Avoid using an electric mixer and over stirring the batter. 
  • Substitute sour cream for the yogurt as needed.
Orange cake slice with a bite sitting on a frok

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3 Ingredient Orange Cake

3 Ingredient Orange Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy orange cake only has THREE ingredients! With 1 box of cake mix, yogurt, and orange juice you can make a light and fluffy cake that packs a citrus punch.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix 15.5 oz
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of orange juice

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist an 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Mix together the cake mix, yogurt, and juice until there are no large yogurt lumps.
3. Pour into your prepared dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Whisk or shift the cake mix before starting. This will help remove or break down any lumps giving you a smooth batter. 
  • Hand mixing is best for this cake. Avoid using an electric mixer and over stirring the batter. 
  • Substitute sour cream for the yogurt as needed.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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Vera K

Friday 28th of March 2014

Washington Raspberry sounds great to me.

Dezi A

Thursday 27th of March 2014

Can't decide between Honey Peach and the raspberry one! Yum!!

Pam

Thursday 27th of March 2014

I'm sure they're all delicious, but cinnamon hazelnut sounds very yummy!

Holly C.

Thursday 27th of March 2014

We love Tillamook. It would be so fun to try all the new flavors! Peach is at the top of my list.

Vunda V

Thursday 27th of March 2014

the honey peach yogurt sounds amazing

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