Here's an easy cake recipe that is perfect for summertime. The flavors are reminiscent of an orange creamsicle, which is a combination of orange and vanilla. It's a poke cake, which is a cake that you poke holes in and pour hot liquid Jello onto. It gives the cake wonderful flavor and moistness. This cake is made with an orange cake mix, orange Jello, and a creamy vanilla topping. It's adapted from one on Allrecipes.
Orange Creamsicle Cake
1 (18.25 oz.) package orange cake mix
Eggs, oil, and water called for on cake mix box
1 (3 oz.) package orange Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 (3.4 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 (8 oz.) container vanilla Cool Whip, thawed
Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for a 9x13” pan. Poke holes in cake while still hot with the round handle of a wooden spoon.
In a medium bowl, stir together Jello and boiling water. Pour liquid Jello over cake while hot. Cool cake completely, then refrigerate for at least an hour.
In a medium bowl, make instant vanilla pudding with milk. Gently fold in Cool Whip. Spread evenly over cake. Refrigerate cake for another hour before serving.
Makes about 24 servings.
This cake is so yummy! The orange and vanilla flavors go so well together and are so perfect for summertime. I made this cake for a church picnic and it was a big hit. Then I made it again a week later when I had family visiting from out-of-state.
It might be difficult to find the orange cake mix and vanilla Cool Whip. The cake mix that I used is Duncan Hines. I found it at Woodman's, for those of you in the Kenosha area. If you can't find the orange cake mix anywhere, you can use a white cake mix. The vanilla Cool Whip is a seasonal item, usually only out at Christmastime, but I found it at Woodman's too. That place is so awesome. I highly recommend buying a couple of tubs at Christmastime and keeping them in your freezer to make this cake in the summertime.
This cake has already become one of our favorite summertime desserts. I also have a recipe for Orange Creamsicle Cookies; I'll have to share that one soon also.