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.
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.
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.
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.
When the cake comes out of the oven, pierce the cake with a fork. Carefully pierce the cake as many times as possible.
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.
Pour one box of french vanilla instant pudding into a bowl.
Pour 1 package of orange jello into the same bowl.
Pour 1 cup of cold milk into the bowl and mix it up.
Add one teaspoon of vanilla.
Add 8 ounces of a frozen whipped topping that has been thawed out. Fold it into the jello/pudding mixture.
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.
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.