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Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake


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 with it’s vanilla and orange combination remind me of an Orange Creamsicle.

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared White Cake Mix
  • 1 large box of Orange Jello
  • Water
  • 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.
  6. 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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Comments

  1. 1
    Buckeroomama says:

    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. 2
    Buckeroomama says:

    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. 3
    Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the recipe! This looks so tasty :)

  4. 4
    Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the recipe! This looks so tasty :)

  5. 5

    Oh my goodness this looks so good. Thanks for posting it!

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness this looks so good. Thanks for posting it!

  7. 7

    I've made this cake before, but never with orange jello. I'm trying that next time for sure!

  8. 8

    I've made this cake before, but never with orange jello. I'm trying that next time for sure!

  9. 9

    First a recipe for orange creamsicle fudge and now your cake… I am in heaven!!! Thanks!

  10. 10

    First a recipe for orange creamsicle fudge and now your cake… I am in heaven!!! Thanks!

  11. 11

    Yummy! Thank you for the diet friendly version tip too!

  12. 12

    Yummy! Thank you for the diet friendly version tip too!

  13. 13

    Great idea. Have to try it!

  14. 14

    Great idea. Have to try it!

  15. 15
    Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    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. 16
    Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    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. 17

    Yuuuum! This really looks fantastic.

  18. 18

    Yuuuum! This really looks fantastic.

  19. 19

    That's my kind of yum…and it looks pretty easy!
    Thx~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

  20. 20

    That's my kind of yum…and it looks pretty easy!
    Thx~
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

  21. 21

    This looks so easy, and if I remember right, you can use any jello

  22. 22

    This looks so easy, and if I remember right, you can use any jello

  23. 23

    I love orange creamsicles! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing it!

  24. 24

    I love orange creamsicles! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing it!

  25. 25
    Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane says:

    YUMMY!

  26. 26
    Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane says:

    YUMMY!

  27. 27
    Libby Murphy says:

    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. 28
    Libby Murphy says:

    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. 29

    Veto has been after me to attempt an orange creamsicle cupcake. I might have to adapt this!!

  30. 30

    Veto has been after me to attempt an orange creamsicle cupcake. I might have to adapt this!!

  31. 31
    Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says:

    Oh yum. I loved creamsicles when I was growing up. No fair tempting me this way!! :)
    Carrie

  32. 32
    Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says:

    Oh yum. I loved creamsicles when I was growing up. No fair tempting me this way!! :)
    Carrie

  33. 33
    Nicole Feliciano says:

    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. 34
    Nicole Feliciano says:

    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. 35

    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. 36

    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. 37

    okay,that cakes looks sinful

  38. 38

    okay,that cakes looks sinful

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