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Orange Dreamsicle Cake


Light and refreshing, this orange dreamsicle cake is easy to make and is a crowd-please, refreshing dessert after any meal. Perfect for parties, this cake makes a great birthday cake or other celebratory cake. Best served in the summertime, this recipe can be served year-round any time you're craving that creamy orange, creamsicle flavor.

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  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages orange Jell-o
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tub Cool Whip


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 550mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Bake the cake as directed in a 9x13-inch pan. Let cake cool completely. Poke holes in cooled cake.

Mix 1 package orange gelatin dessert with 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup cold water. Pour over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Mix pudding mix with cold milk the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping.

Frost the cake with the pudding mixture. These instructions will make a single layered amazing cake that is delicious!

To get the layered look as in this particular picture make your cakes in well greased and floured pans-follow baking instructions. I then tip then out onto cooling rack and invert back onto a cookie sheet. Proceed to poke holes and do the jello thing and refrigerate (or put out on the cold enclosed back porch as we do). It is a little tricky to get the layers, but I love our pan lifters to help with this process.

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