Orange Glazed Angel Food Cake


Hi all– This is really not a recipe– just an easy idea.  And no cake is easier to make than Angel Food (from a mix!).  Just add water, mix, don’t even spray the pan, bake. Just follow the directions on the box.  And the pretty glaze on top just needs 2 ingredients.  Viola!

We made this for one of the cakes for Mom’s birthday–makes a nice alternative to heavier cakes.  And pretty much got eaten down to the last crumb.  It’s my Larry’s favorite.

Angel food cake mix
1 large orange
1  1/2 cup powdered sugar

Bake the cake according to the directions on the box in an angel food pan and cool upside down, perched on a bottle to keep the cake from shrinking.  When the cake is cooled, removed it from a pan onto a pretty plate.

Grate the zest from the orange and set aside.  Juice the orange.  Then whisk together the powdered sugar and the orange zest and 3 tablespoons of the orange juice.  If the mixture seems too thick, add a bit more juice just a few drops at a time until the glaze is the texture of honey.  Drizzle the glaze over the cake.  Done– and so pretty!


12 thoughts on “Orange Glazed Angel Food Cake

    • Hey Marcia– Yep, my sis and I made a whole table-full of cakes for my Mom’s birthday party (including one strawberry cake failure that ended in the trash can!)– so any cake that was fast and simple was really helpful! — Loved your post about your book talks!! So cool! xo

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