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3 Ingredient Orange Cake

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 tastes incredible!

Slice of orange cake

Orange Cake with a Cake Mix

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 a 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! 

Cake mix hack ingredients:

  • White cake mix– I always use a Duncan Hines 15.5oz cake mix, but you can pick whatever brand you know and love. 
  • Plain yogurt– Greek yogurt is always in my refrigerator, so it’s what I use. However, you could use regular yogurt with just as great results. 
  • 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. 

How to make cake with just three 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!

Tips for this recipe:

  • 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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3 Ingredient Orange Cake

3 Ingredient Orange Cake

Yield: 1 cake
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 tastes incredible!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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!

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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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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