Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

Oh my word! I figured this cake would be a refreshing summer dessert, but I had no idea how delicious it was going to taste! And the frosting...well, just give me a spoon. Yes, it's that good!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE: BAKE AS DIRECTED ON THE BACK OF YOUR CAKE MIX BOX.

1 (18oz.) box
orange cake mix (walmart carries duncan hines orange cake) if you can't find orange, a yellow cake will be fine

MIX TOGETHER:

1 (6oz) box
orange gelatin
1 1/2 c
hot water
1 c
cold water

FROSTING:

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 (3.5oz) box
vanilla instant pudding
1 (3.5oz) box
orange gelatin
1 c
milk
1 tsp
orange extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
whipped topping, thawed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Set out Cool Whip to thaw.
2
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
3
In large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, 1 cup water and the oil with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan
4
Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
5
Poke cake all over with fork or wooden skewer. In medium bowl, pour boiling water on 1 box orange gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pour gelatin over cake. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Refrigerate 2 hours.
6
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth with electric hand mixer (or other); add orange jello, instant vanilla pudding, 1 cup milk, orange and vanilla extract. Immediately beat until smooth and well blended. (Don't let the jello and vanilla pudding sit or they'll get lumpy). Fold in Cool whip.
7
Spread over the cake and keep refrigerated until serving. Garnish with additional whipped topping and orange peel. Refrigerate any leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American