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Dreamy Orange Charlotte

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


12 servings

Having a rich, hearty holiday feast? Here’s the perfect finale. It has a light, airy texture and refreshing citrus flavor.


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or additional orange juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the orange juice, sugar, lemon juice, orange liqueur and orange zest until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour.
  2. Fold in whipped cream and cake cubes. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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