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
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

Orange Dreamsicle Jello Cake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes


  • 1 vanilla or white cake mix, prepared with ingredients listed on the box
  • 1 large box of orange jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip Whipped Topping


  1. Mix and bake cake according to directions on the box, using a 9×13 cake pan. Cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes.
  2. After the cake cools, poke holes in the cake with a fork. Holes should not go all the way through the cake to the bottom of the pan. The entire cake should be perforated this way with holes every 1/2 – 3/4 inch.
  3. Place jello mix in a medium bowl and add boiling water, stir for 2 minutes until jello is completely dissolved (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)


*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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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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