Orange Dream Torte

Melted orange sherbet in the cake and a creamy filling give this cake its resemblance to the popular frozen treat.


  • 1 small pkg (9 oz or 250 g) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (150 mL) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (150 mL) melted orange sherbet
  • 1 egg
    Filling and Topping
  • 1 orange
  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted orange sherbet
  • 1 container (8 oz/750 mL) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 can (11 oz/300 mL) mandarin orange segments in juice, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray one Torte Pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place an 8-in. (20-cm) circle of Parchment Paper over center of pan. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream, sherbet and egg; whisk 1 minute or until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Bake 12-15 minutes or until center feels firm to the touch. Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack; let stand 10 minutes. Invert cake onto Cake Pedestal; remove parchment and cool completely.

  2. Meanwhile, zest orange using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater to measure 1 tbsp (15 mL). Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, sherbet and zest in Stainless (2-qt./2-L) Mixing Bowl; whisk until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the whipped topping for garnish. Fold remaining whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.

  3. Spread filling into well of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. Garnish with reserved whipped topping and mandarin orange segments just before serving.


  • 16  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 180, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate  23 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 135 mg, Fiber 0 g


U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat (1 1/2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Making a few small adjustments to a cake mix creates an entirely new flavor and appearance. Here, sour cream and melted sherbet replace the water in the batter.

The cake can be doubled using an 18.25-oz (510-g) package of cake mix. Double remaining ingredients and divide between two Torte Pans. Increase bake time to 14-16 minutes. Cool completely and wrap and freeze one cake for up to 1 month. Prepare filling and topping when you’re ready to serve the second cake.

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