Orange Dreamsicle Cake

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One of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day when I was growing up was an orange dreamsicle popsicle.  I savored every cold bite of orange and vanilla flavors.  It isn’t any wonder that after I got older I still craved those flavors so I thought I would make an Orange Dreamsicle Cake.  It is one of my favorites.

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Combine 1 package of French Vanilla Cake Mix, 12 oz. of orange soda and 2 eggs.  Since I had some leftover orange soda I drank it while I was mixing up the cake just to get my taste buds going.

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Spray a 9×13 inch pan with an oil spray.  Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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About 5 minutes before the cake needs to come out of the oven, mix 1 package of orange jello into 1 cup of hot water.  Mix up the jello until it is completely dissolved.  Then add 1 cup of cold water to the jello.

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When the cake comes out of the oven, pierce the cake with a fork.  Carefully pierce the cake as many times as possible.

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Pour the jello mixture that you just mixed up on top of the cake.  Cover the cake and refrigerate it for 2 hours.  Right before the end of the 2 hours, mix up the frosting.

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Pour one box of french vanilla instant pudding into a bowl.

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Pour 1 package of orange jello into the same bowl.

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Pour 1 cup of cold milk into the bowl and mix it up.

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Add one teaspoon of vanilla.

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Add 8 ounces of a frozen whipped topping that has been thawed out.  Fold it into the jello/pudding mixture.

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Now your frosting is ready to put on the cake!  Cover the cake after it has been iced and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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Now enjoy every luscious bite!!!

Here is the recipe:

Orange Dreamsicle Cake

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 regular sized vanilla cake mix
  • 1 can orange soda pop
  • 2 pkg. Jell-O orange
  • 1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 C. milk
  • 2 C. water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip Whipped Topping

 Mix cake mix with orange pop and eggs. Spray 9×13 cake pan with Pam, pour batter into pan. Bake 20 -30 minutes at 350 degrees. When cake is done, poke holes in the cake with fork sprayed with Pam. Mix 1 pkg. of orange jello in 1 C. hot water until dissolved.  Add 1 C. cold water and pour entire mixture over cake.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Mix vanilla pudding mix and other pack of Jell-O together (dry). Add 1 C. of milk and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well, blend in thawed Cool Whip. Use this mixture to frost cake! Keep cake refrigerated.

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