This is a secret recipe in so many communities and households. So many people seem to have a story to go with this great cake. This makes a tender, extremely flavorful cake. You can use lemon flavoring instead of orange or both. What makes this great is the emphatic, gorgeous flavor and it fairly sings with flavor and moistness of crumb. If you are out of gingerale, 7-Up would do fine. Gingerale Cake Cupcakes also work out well and for kids, slather it with white fondant and sprinkles for a whole new spin-the-gingerale-bottle cake.