Aunt Laura's Orange Jello Cake

Laurie Gordon


Dr. Laura Bove Fernandez was an absolutely fabulous woman. She was my great aunt and I was named after her. The sister of my beloved Grandpa -- whom I called Baba -- she was born one of nine children yet she and Uncle Xavier were unable to have children of their own. Instead, gourmet cooking became their passion. They loved inviting guests to their home in Fort Myers & serving home made food. Though they had many complex recipes, this one was one of Aunt Laura's hallmarks that turned out to be quite simple. Always a crowd pleaser and you can sub in sugar free jello and try other types.


★★★★☆ 2 votes



  • 1 pkg
    orange cake mix (no pudding in it) can sub lemon cake mix plus 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 3 oz
    package orange jello
  • 4
  • 3/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1 c

  • 1 c
    powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grand marnier (optional)

How to Make Aunt Laura's Orange Jello Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Generously spray a 9 x 13 or 9 x 15 glass pan with cooking spray
  2. Mix all ingredients except those for the glaze until well moistened. Beat two to three minutes at medium speed.
  3. Bake 40 to 50 minutes
  4. While cake is baking, prepare glaze by thoroughly mixing the orange juice, powdered sugar and Grand Marnier if desired.
  5. As soon s cake is removed from oven, prick entire cake with large fork, thrusting through to the bottom.
    Immediately spoon the glaze over the hot cake.
  6. (Cake may be frozen)
    (Can sub in other types of jello, sugar free jello and lemon or lime juice to compliment the flavor you select ~)

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About Aunt Laura's Orange Jello Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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