Orange Dreamsicle Cake

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Potluck Orange Dreamsicle Cake

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    • #364419

      One of my favorite potluck dessert recipes is an orange dreamsicle cake. There are a couple ways of making this.

      1 Pkg Yellow Cake Mix
      2 sm Pkgs Orange JELL-O or 1 Large Pkg
      1 sm Pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding or (1 recipe homemade pudding prepared by directions)
      1 Cup Milk
      2 Tsp Vanilla
      1 Tub Cool Whip (8oz the smaller size)

      The Lazy way-

      Bake the cake as directed on the box direction in a 9×13″ pan. Let cake cool completely.
      Poke holes in cooled cake. Mix 1 package orange jello with 1
      c.

      boiling water and 1 c. cold water. Pour the jello mixture all over the top of cake.

      Cover and
      refrigerate for 4 hours.

      Mix instant pudding mix with cold milk WITH the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla.

      Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in the cool whip (store brand is fine).

      “Frost” the cake with the pudding mixture.

      The Fully Involved, not so lazy method.

      Make the cake according to the package directions (use a homemade cake mix!). Bake it in 8″ round pans (to make a layer cake.)
      Let the cake cool, Cut each cake in half using a piece of dental floss, making 4 cake layers.

      Wash the round 8″ pans and cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottoms. Mix 1 pkg of orange jello to pkg directions. Pour it into the 2 (8″) pans creating even layers. Refrigerate until jelled.

      Mix instant pudding mix with cold milk WITH the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla. (or use 1 recipe prepared homemade pudding, add 1 pkg of instant jello to it, stir until dissolved) Fold in the cool whip.

      Remove the jello from the fridge, Loosen the sides of the jello by running a plastic knife all the way around the inside of the pan.

      Place 1 layer of the cake on a plate. Invert the jello onto the cake layer, spread a layer of the vanilla pudding mixture, add another layer of cake, repeat. Top with vanilla pudding and then zest some orange over the top.

      This is how you get the pretty layered look!

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    • #462405

      I like the lazy method! LOL! A friend of mine loves dreamsicles and she only wants an interesting cake every year for her birthday from me.

      Therefore, I’m always trying to come up with something to beat the previous year! Thanks to you, my problem is solved for her birthday in February!!!

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Potluck Orange Dreamsicle Cake