Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

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Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@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

Step-By-Step

1Set out Cool Whip to thaw.
2Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
3In 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
4Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
5Poke 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.
6In 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.
7Spread over the cake and keep refrigerated until serving. Garnish with additional whipped topping and orange peel. Refrigerate any leftovers.

About Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

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