Orange: Orange Crush Cake

posted by Gail1935 05-27-102 6:37 PM

Orange Crush Cake

Crunchy Layer:
1 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup melted margarine

1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
2 tablespoons grated orange zest

In a 2 quart bowl, combine ingredient's for the crunchy layer and mix until crumbly. Divide in half. Press half of the mixture into each of two 9-inch greased round cake pans.

In a 3 quart bowl use mixer at low speed to blend cake ingredients until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Pour batter evenly over layers of crunchy mixture. Bake at 350-degree oven. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Mix frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Place one layer of cake, crunchy side up on a serving plate and spread with 1/4 of the frosting. Top with the other layer of cake also crunchy side up. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.

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