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Orange Kiss Me Cake

Pucker up!
Photo courtesy of Pillsbury

This cake, packed wirh fresh orange flavor, crunchy walnuts and chewy raisins, was the grand prize winner of the 1950 Pillsbury Bake-Off. 

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury. 


  • 1 orange
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1/3 Cup walnuts
  • 2 Cups Pillsbury BEST® all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • Reserved 1/3 cup juice
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. Squeeze orange, reserving 1/3 cup juice for topping; remove seeds. In blender container, food processor bowl with metal blade or food mill, grind together orange peel and pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts. Set aside.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour and all remaining cake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.

Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle reserved 1/3 cup orange juice over warm cake in pan.

In small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle over cake. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.