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Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

 

I LOVE JELL-O poke cakes!  They are always so moist and easy to make!  Nothing beats the summer flavor of orange and vanilla, to take you back to the days of buying Dreamsicles from the ice cream truck.

Orange Dreamsicle Cake recipe at TidyMom.net
With the summer days being hot, we were in the mood for a cool dessert, that wasn’t ice cream. A jello cake hit the spot! My favorite version of this “classic” is Orange Creamsicle. This cold moist cake can, or course, be made in any flavor……the possibilities are endless.

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 16 servings

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared White Cake Mix
  • 1 large box of Orange Jello
  • Water
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Bake cake according to directions on the box, using a 9×13 cake pan.
  2. After cake cools, Poke holes in the cake with a fork. Holes should not go all the way through cake to the bottom of the pan. The entire cake should be perforated this way with holes every 1/2 – 3/4 inch.
  3. Mix Jello packet with 2 cups of boiling water in large bowl. (do not chill jello)
  4. Pour Jello over cake allowing it to seep into holes.
  5. Place the cake in the refrigerator at least 3-4 hours before serving.Top each piece with cool whip when serving. (keep cake refrigerated)

Notes

*I often make this cake with sugar free jello and top with light Cool Whip – for a more “diet friendly” version.

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

38 Responses to “Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake”

  1. Buckeroomama posted on July 20, 2009 at 10:07 pm (#
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    What a wonderful idea! I have a box of cake mix that I've been wanting to use… so I'm definitely going to give this a try TODAY! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Buckeroomama posted on July 20, 2009 at 10:07 pm (#
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    What a wonderful idea! I have a box of cake mix that I've been wanting to use… so I'm definitely going to give this a try TODAY! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Elizabeth posted on July 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm (#
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    Thanks for the recipe! This looks so tasty :)

  4. Elizabeth posted on July 20, 2009 at 10:46 pm (#
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    Thanks for the recipe! This looks so tasty :)

  5. Shauna posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness this looks so good. Thanks for posting it!

  6. Shauna posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness this looks so good. Thanks for posting it!

  7. Kara posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm (#
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    I've made this cake before, but never with orange jello. I'm trying that next time for sure!

  8. Kara posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm (#
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    I've made this cake before, but never with orange jello. I'm trying that next time for sure!

  9. Deanna posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:48 pm (#
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    First a recipe for orange creamsicle fudge and now your cake… I am in heaven!!! Thanks!

  10. Deanna posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:48 pm (#
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    First a recipe for orange creamsicle fudge and now your cake… I am in heaven!!! Thanks!

  11. marie posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm (#
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    Yummy! Thank you for the diet friendly version tip too!

  12. marie posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm (#
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    Yummy! Thank you for the diet friendly version tip too!

  13. Ave posted on July 21, 2009 at 5:33 am (#
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    Great idea. Have to try it!

  14. Ave posted on July 21, 2009 at 5:33 am (#
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    Great idea. Have to try it!

  15. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on July 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm (#
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    What an easy and fun recipe!!
    BTW, I am making your amazing pulled pork, today. It is the crock pot. It is too hot to have my oven on all day :-)
    Looking forward to dinner! Thanks.

  16. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on July 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm (#
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    What an easy and fun recipe!!
    BTW, I am making your amazing pulled pork, today. It is the crock pot. It is too hot to have my oven on all day :-)
    Looking forward to dinner! Thanks.

  17. mub posted on July 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm (#
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    Yuuuum! This really looks fantastic.

  18. mub posted on July 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm (#
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    Yuuuum! This really looks fantastic.

  19. Robin posted on July 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm (#
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    That's my kind of yum…and it looks pretty easy!
    Thx~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

  20. Robin posted on July 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm (#
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    That's my kind of yum…and it looks pretty easy!
    Thx~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

  21. Brenda posted on July 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm (#
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    This looks so easy, and if I remember right, you can use any jello

  22. Brenda posted on July 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm (#
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    This looks so easy, and if I remember right, you can use any jello

  23. Cole posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm (#
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    I love orange creamsicles! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing it!

  24. Cole posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm (#
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    I love orange creamsicles! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing it!

  25. Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane posted on July 22, 2009 at 7:13 am (#
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    YUMMY!

  26. Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane posted on July 22, 2009 at 7:13 am (#
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    YUMMY!

  27. Libby Murphy posted on July 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm (#
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    Oh wow, I live in Tennessee, otherwise known as the home the Big Orange (University of TN Volunteers.) What a great recipe.
    Happy Twirls

  28. Libby Murphy posted on July 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm (#
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    Oh wow, I live in Tennessee, otherwise known as the home the Big Orange (University of TN Volunteers.) What a great recipe.
    Happy Twirls

  29. Saucy posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm (#
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    Veto has been after me to attempt an orange creamsicle cupcake. I might have to adapt this!!

  30. Saucy posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm (#
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    Veto has been after me to attempt an orange creamsicle cupcake. I might have to adapt this!!

  31. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm (#
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    Oh yum. I loved creamsicles when I was growing up. No fair tempting me this way!! :)
    Carrie

  32. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm (#
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    Oh yum. I loved creamsicles when I was growing up. No fair tempting me this way!! :)
    Carrie

  33. Nicole Feliciano posted on July 24, 2009 at 10:19 am (#
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    Glorious cake. Thank you so much for linking up last week on Momtrends. I wanted to let your know the linky is up. I shared a yummy baked flounder recipe and hope you will stop by!

    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/07/friday-feasts-baked-flounder.html

  34. Nicole Feliciano posted on July 24, 2009 at 10:19 am (#
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    Glorious cake. Thank you so much for linking up last week on Momtrends. I wanted to let your know the linky is up. I shared a yummy baked flounder recipe and hope you will stop by!

    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/07/friday-feasts-baked-flounder.html

  35. bj posted on July 24, 2009 at 10:26 am (#
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    When my son was a little boy (he is now 45), this was his favorite cake. I used different kinds of jello but did it the same as you..I think it was called a Poke Cake. I haven't made one in years…now it's time. Thanks for reminding me.

  36. bj posted on July 24, 2009 at 10:26 am (#
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    When my son was a little boy (he is now 45), this was his favorite cake. I used different kinds of jello but did it the same as you..I think it was called a Poke Cake. I haven't made one in years…now it's time. Thanks for reminding me.

  37. bsmith posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm (#
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    okay,that cakes looks sinful

  38. bsmith posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm (#
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    okay,that cakes looks sinful

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