CREAMY ORANGE CAKE
1 cup boiling water
1- box (4 serving size) orange flavored gelatin
1 box Betty Crocker White cake mix
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1/4 cup water
1 container (12 oz.) Betty Crocker Whipped vanilla frosting
1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Heat oven to 350 for shiny metal or glass pan (or 325 for dark on nonstick pan).
Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray or flour.
In a small bowl, mix boiling water and gelatin until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5-minutes.
In a large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/4 cup of gelatin mixture, 1/4 cup of the orange juice concentrate, the oil, water, egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2-minutes, scrapping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Reserve remaining gelatin mixture and orange juice concentrate.
Bake 30 to 35-minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Poke warm cake every inch with fork. Place 1 tablespoon of the reserved gelatin mixture in a small bowl; set aside. Into remaining gelatin mixture, stir remaining 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate; pour slowly over the cake. Cook cake completely and about 1 hour.
In a medium bowl, gently stir together frosting and whipped topping; frost cake. Microwave 1 T. gelatin on high 10-seconds. Using 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon, place small drops of gelatin mixture over frosting. With spoon or toothpick, swirl gelatin into frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.
I have been reading this really great book lately, for probably a month now because it takes me FOREVER now to get through a book cause by the end of the day I am to exhausted to read. It is called, Everyday Parents Raising Great Kids. Great book, I highly recommend it. I read this perfect quote from it and it kind of has become my mission statement for how I want my home to be & how I want to raise my kids, so here it is:
"I really wanted my home to be a place where family members felt valued, encouraged, and loved, and where they could learn how to live well. I wanted it to be a place where each one could grow, develop, laugh, play and hug. I hoped it would be a place where they could make mistakes and feel someone was there to listen to them, help them, teach them, and set a good example for them. I did not want them to feel i devalued them because they struggled. I wanted our home to be a place that, when the time came to leave and head out on their own, they would miss it, and want to come back with their own children. I wanted each one to say they came to know service, caring about others, kindness, faith, and gratitude better because they lived in our home and were apart of our family."