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Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

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A light and refreshing cake that tastes just like the treat you remember.

Those hot summer days when the ice cream truck came driving down the road and you ran out to get your favorite Orange Creamsicle, is even easier now since you do not have to wait t=for the truck. Although this is not frozen, it tastes just as great, if not better.

This cake is super easy to make, and yes, there are likely variations, I prefer to stick with my favorite Orange flavor.

This Orange Creamsicle Poke cake could start a new tradition in your home and your neighborhood, once the neighbor kids get a taste!

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store this cake?

This cake can sit on your counter, as long as it is covered tightly. I prefer to keep mine covered and in the refrigerator. The cold cake makes it taste much more like the classic Orange Creamsicle.

            Can I freeze this cake?

You could, but you would need to do so before you add the frosting to it. Frosting just goes through a texture difference when it thaws.

What do you need to make Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

            1 box white cake mix

            1 tsp vanilla

            3 eggs

            1 cup water

            ½ cup oil

Filling:

            1 small, 4 ounce box, orange jello

            1 cup boiling water

            ½ cup cold water

Frosting:

            1 -8 ounce tub whipped topping, such as Cool whip

            1 box, 3.4 ounce, instant vanilla pudding mix

            1 cup milk

            11 ounces can, drained, Mandarin Oranges (for garnish)

How to make Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Butter a 9×13 cake pan

Place the cake mix in a large bowl, add in the eggs, water, oil and vanilla and beat until smooth

Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake according to the directions on the package

Remove the cake from the oven when done and allow to cool for 15 minutes

SECOND STEP:

Poke holes all over the cake using a fork

Place jello mix into a bowl and add the hot water

Stir until completely dissolved, add in the cold water

Pour the jello over the cake, so that it fills in the holes

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours

THIRD STEP:

Place the pudding into a bowl and whisk in the milk

Stir the pudding until thickened and then fold in the whipped topping

Spread the frosting over the top of the cake evenly

Decorate with mandarin orange slices as a garnish

Enjoy!

YUM!

Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Dreamy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 box white cake mix
  •             1 tsp vanilla
  •             3 eggs
  •             1 cup water
  •             ½ cup oil
  • Filling:
  •             1 small, 4 ounce box, orange jello
  •             1 cup boiling water
  •             ½ cup cold water
  • Frosting:
  •             1 -8 ounce tub whipped topping, such as Cool whip
  •             1 box, 3.4 ounce, instant vanilla pudding mix
  •             1 cup milk
  •             11 ounces can, drained, Mandarin Oranges (for garnish)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Butter a 9x13 cake pan

Place the cake mix in a large bowl, add in the eggs, water, oil and vanilla and beat until smooth

Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake according to the directions on the package

Remove the cake from the oven when done and allow to cool for 15 minutes

SECOND STEP:

Poke holes all over the cake using a fork

Place jello mix into a bowl and add the hot water

Stir until completely dissolved, add in the cold water

Pour the jello over the cake, so that it fills in the holes

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours

THIRD STEP:

Place the pudding into a bowl and whisk in the milk

Stir the pudding until thickened and then fold in the whipped topping

Spread the frosting over the top of the cake evenly

Decorate with mandarin orange slices as a garnish

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 6gCholesterol 122mgSodium 244mgSugar 8gProtein 12g

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