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Cake Inside Orange has been one of our most popular dessert recipes with millions of views on social media. The orange gives a hint of flavor to the cake, and the presentation is so beautiful.

The recipe is fairly easy to make. You can overbake these cakes, and they will still come out moist thanks to the oranges. Get the the largest oranges possible, as they shrink slightly in the oven.

This Cake In Orange recipe shows how to make a cake inside an orange.
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Cake Inside Orange

Mini cakes baked in oranges
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 15 ounce box white cake mix
  • Ingredients called for in cake mix, e.g. water, oil, eggs
  • 6 large oranges
  • 4-6 ounce tube white decorating icing
  • small tube round colored sprinkles, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Set aside a large baking sheet or pan.
  • Slice off top quarter of oranges. Using a large spoon, remove insides of oranges + tops to a bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, prepare cake batter according to instructions on the box.
  • Spoon or pipe batter into hollow oranges until 2/3 full. Then wrap each orange in aluminum foil and place top-up in pan. Bake for 25 min.
  • Remove from oven and unwrap aluminum foil. Then allow cakes to cool for 5-10 min. Using a sharp knife, slice under tops and set aside.
  • Pipe icing on top of oranges and put on some sprinkles. Strain orange insides into juice to serve alongside if desired. Enjoy!


Variation: Switch to a chocolate cake mix for an orange and black Halloween dessert.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Inside Orange
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 498mg21%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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