Sunday, September 18, 2016

Zesty Orange Poke Cake

I've been busy writing an upcoming cookbook and was writing dessert recipes when this idea popped in my head!  I had to make it immediately!  You seriously can't go wrong with a yellow cake mix, freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest. I mean, what's not to like about all that?!

This cake is not too sweet and is perfectly orangy!  You will love it warm, cold, on it's own, with ice cream, etc.  It's perfect no matter what!

Alright, alright, alright!  I'm going to stop talking now so you can get to what you came here for!  Here's the recipe:

Makes 6-8 servings
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 3 qt.

22 oz. gluten-free yellow cake mix
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
3 eggs
1 Tbsp. orange zest

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 1/2 tsp. orange zest

Ice Cream for serving

1. Spray the crock with non-stick spray.
2. In a bowl, mix together all cake ingredients.  Pour into crock.

3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours, or until cake is all the way set.
4. Mix together the glaze ingredients.

5. With a straw, poke holes into cake.  Pour glaze over top of entire cake.
6. Scoop cake out with a spoon and into a bowl.  Top with ice cream.  Or, Turn crock upside down on a plate and cut cake in slices.


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  1. Hi! I loved this gluten-free recipe. Will give it a try for sure. Thanks for sharing!