One of my favorite summertime sweets has always been creamsicles.
That orange and vanilla mix is very wonderful! That wonderful combo was reproduced in cake form today.
It’s one of my summertime favorites since the flavors are so vibrant, and I enjoy decorating this simple snack cake.
One of the nicest parts about this orange creamsicle cake recipe is the wonderful color contrast in the cake itself.
How? Using JELLO! Poke cakes are a terrific way to give any cake a pop of brights colors and, of course, flavor.
It’s extremely easy to do and adds more moisture to the cake.
Because vanilla and orange are what make a creamsicle a creamsicle, I used a vanilla cake mix.
If you only have a white cake mix on hand, you may boost the vanilla flavor by adding a teaspoon of vanilla essence.
I used Breeze Vanilla almond milk to add even more vanilla flavor.
It’s rich and creamy, and it’s the ideal complement to this creamsicle cake recipe.
Because we’re using a cake mix, I added some orange zest to give the cake a boost of freshness.
When using a box mix, this is a terrific method to boost the taste.
After the cake has cooked, use a stick to poke holes in the top.
If you like, you may use a fork.
Fill the cake with the JELLO mixture and refrigerate before icing.
The frosting is a super easy, incredibly fluffy frosting that just takes 3 minutes to prepare. It’s going to be fantastic.
To give this cake an extra-special look, I used fresh mint leaves from my garden, orange sanding sugar, and sweet orange slices. It’s lovely, in my opinion.
Tips For The Best Creamsicle Cake
- When poking holes in the cake, don’t go overboard. If you go overboard, your cake will be the same color as your jello. The holes should be spaced far enough apart to create attractive stripes across the cake.
- One of my favorite frostings to make is this one. I generally make the pineapple version, but a can of mandarin oranges gave this cake a whole new dimension. It turns the frosting into a gorgeous pale orange tint. The mandarin specks may be seen throughout. A cream cheese icing with some orange zest is also fantastic!
- Almond Breeze almondmilk makes this cake dairy-free. Because you can’t have too much vanilla flavor in this Orange Creamsicle Cake Recipe, I used vanilla Almond Breeze almondmilk.
- Before frosting, make sure the cake has been chilled for several hours. You want the jello to soak up all of the liquid and firm up completely. After icing, I refrigerate for another 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. If you’re in a hurry, serve it right after icing.
What You Need to Make this Orange Creamsicle Cake
- 9 x 13 baking dish – A 9 x 13 baking dish is used to prepare this simple creamsicle cake. Because of its lovely square edges and straight sides, I favor this one.
- Zester – The orange zest adds a wonderful taste to the cake, and a little zester is ideal for the job.
- Juicer – If you can, use your hands, but if you have carpal tunnel like me, a juicer is a welcome break.
- Whisk – When whisking the water and JELLO together, it’s lot faster than using a fork, and it also performs a better job!
- Offset spatula – This helpful tool makes spreading the wonderfully deliciously fluffy frosting a breeze!
- Type : Dessert
- Cuisine : American
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 28 minutes
- Total Time : 38 minutes
- Servings : 24 peopleCalories : 172 Kcal
- 15.25 oz boxed vanilla cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vanilla almondmilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 3.4 oz orange JELLO
- 1 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 15 oz can of mandarin oranges (do not drain)
- 3.5 oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions, for a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, substituting vanilla almondmilk (or regular milk) for the water and adding the orange zest. (Your exact measurements may vary slightly depending on the brand of cake mix you use.)
- Bake using package directions. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for approximately 10 minutes.
- Use a skewer to poke holes in the top of the cake.
- Place orange JELLO mix in a heat proof bowl and slowly add boiling water. Whisk until the JELLO has completely dissolved.
- Stir in fresh orange juice.
- Carefully and slowly pour JELLO mixture over the top of the cake. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Mandarin Orange Frosting
- Beat mandarins and pudding mix together until combined.
- Gently fold in the Cool Whip or whipped cream until incorporated.
- Spread on cooled cake.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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