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orange dreamsicle cake

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a recipe by
Carol Parkhurst
Wilton, NY

I have made Jello poke cakes for more years than I can remember. The first ones were always layered, but I decided to try it in a 9x13 pan. This made it easier to serve. Also was easier to carry to picnics or potluck dinners. Everywhere I bring it, I am asked for the recipe. Hope you also will like it. This is best made the night before, then frost the next day.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12 - 16
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange dreamsicle cake

  • 1 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 lg
    pkg. instant orange jello [sugar free]
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 sm
    pkg. vanilla instant pudding [sugar free]
  • 1 c
    2% milk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 sm
    pkg. instant orange jello [sugar free]
  • 1
    8 oz. container cool whip, thawed [fat-free, if you prefer]

How To Make orange dreamsicle cake

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    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 pan/dish
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    2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. Bake 25-35 minutes, depending how hot your oven runs.
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    3. Take out and cool about 15 minutes.
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    4. With the end of a wooden spoon poke holes in cake about one inch apart. [I prefer to use a meat fork as to poke holes all around the edges, plus you'll get more Jello into the cake]
  • 5
    5. In a bowl, whisk the large pkg. Jello into the boiling water until well mixed, about 2 minutes. Then stir in the cold water.
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    6. Pour the jello evenly all over the cake. Refrigerate the cake at least 4 hours, preferably overnite.
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    7. After it sets up, then make the frosting for the cake.
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    8. In a bowl, whisk together the dry pudding and jello mixes.
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    9. Pour in the milk and vanilla and whisk about 2 minutes or until it thickens.
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    10. Fold in the Cool Whip. - Frost the cake.
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    Note: Most any other flavor of Jello could be used, lemon, lime, strawberry, raspberry, etc.