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Orange Refrigerator Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
This refreshing dessert will disappear in a hurry at your next get-together. "My mother used this recipe more than 60 years ago, but she called it 'Icebox Cake' because we didn't have a refrigerator," recalls Marietta Martin from Brazil, Indiana.


  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 loaf-shaped angel food cakes (10-1/2 ounces each)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. Prepare pudding according to package directions; set aside. In a small sauce-pan, sprinkle gelatin over orange juice; let stand for 1 minute. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir into pudding. Add orange zest. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until cooled.
  2. Cut one angel food cake in half width-wise. Save one half for another use. Cut remaining half into eight slices. Cut second loaf into 16 slices.
  3. Arrange half of the cake slices in an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Fold whipped cream into pudding; spread half over the cake slices. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until set.

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