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Refreshingly tangy and delicious, this Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather, pool days, and family fun! A simple white cake is infused with orange flavor and a creamy filling, then topped with a luscious whipped frosting.

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Slice of Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake with Whipped Cream Topping
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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make – There aren’t a ton of crazy, hard to find ingredients. Just follow the simple instructions and you’re on your way to an orange creamsicle flavor explosion!
  • Tons of Orange Flavor – I infused this cake with orange flavors wherever I could, and it shows.
  • Nostalgic – Orange creamsicles are reminiscent of childhood summers and the ice cream man, and this cake brings that all back!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • White Cake Mix – Keeping is super simple with a box of cake mix. You’ll replace some of the ingredients, so don’t follow the instructions on the box.
  • Orange Jello
  • Hot Water – Just heat it up in the microwave. Doesn’t need to be boil, but near that. This is to mix with the Jello.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Part of the filling with the Jello.
  • Cheesecake Pudding Mix – Vanilla would be a good substitute if you can’t find the cheesecake flavor.
  • Milk – Any kind of you have on hand; preferably not sweetened.
  • Whipped Topping – like Cool Whip.
  • Orange Zest – to add orange flavor to the frosting.
  • Orange Slices and Whipped Cream (Optional) – For garnishing the cake.
Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake with Oranges

How To Make Orange Creamsicle Cake

  • Bake cake – Mix together the ingredients called for on the box, except sub the liquid (water or milk) for orange soda. Bake as directed in a greased 9×13-inch bakeng pan.
  • Poke – Use the tines of a fork for small holes, or the round end of a wooden spoon for larger holes.
  • Mix the filling – Stir together Jello, hot water, and sweetened condensed milk and pour it over the top of the cake.
  • Chill – Pop the cake in the fridge for about an hour. You could even leave it overnight.
  • Make the frosting – Whisk together pudding mix and milk, then fold in the whipped topping and orange zest.
  • Frost the cake – Use an offset spatula to frost the cake.
  • Serve – Cut into squares and serve with a dollop of whipped cream and an orange slice for garnish.

Storage

Cover with plastic wrap and store the cake in the pan in the refrigerator. Or store individual slices in an airtight container. It will remain fresh for a few days.

Close up bite of Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake with Whipped Cream Topping

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Recipe
Orange Creamsicle Cake

Orange Creamsicle Cake

4.50 from 4 votes
Orange Creamsicle Cake is perfect for summer! Made with white cake infused with orange, sweet and creamy orange filling and whipped topping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounce Box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups Orange soda
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Egg whites or 2 whole eggs

Filling:

  • 3 ounce Box orange jello
  • 1/3 cup Hot water
  • 14 ounce Sweetened condensed milk

Frosting:

  • 3.4 ounce Box cheesecake instant pudding or vanilla flavor
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 8 ounce Whipped topping like Cool Whip
  • 1 tablespoon Orange zest plus more for garnish
  • Optional garnishes: orange slices, whipped topping, orange zest
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Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl mix together cake mix, orange soda, oil and eggs. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then poke holes all over the cake using the round end of a wooden spoon or the tines of a fork. Set aside.

Filling

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together jello, hot water and sweetened condensed milk. Pour over the top of cake and spread into the holes.
  • Place cake in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or up to overnight.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until it just starts to get thick, then fold in the whipped topping and orange zest.
  • Spread the frosting evenly over the chilled cake.
  • For serving, garnish with orange zest, whipped cream and orange slices if desired.

Notes

Vanilla flavored pudding can be substituted for the cheesecake flavor.
You can use your favorite white cake recipe and substitute the liquid for the orange soda.

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Wendy says:

    Made this cake for a large 4th of July party… would have taken a picture but it disappeared so fast I would have had nothing to photo but an empty pan!! So easy and bursting with orange flavor!!! Will make it again and again!!!

  2. Angie says:

    Made this today and it wa amazing! My family loved it. Its was really simple to make. I found it easy to multitask while making it because its made in steps. I will make this again!

  3. SHare says:

    Hi there how stable is the frosting? Can it be used in a layer cake without it being a slip n slide? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Carole Darroch says:

    Cannot find cheesecake pudding here in Canada, what can I use instead ? Thank you in advance.

    1. Kristin says:

      I would just swap out Vanilla pudding mix if you can find that.

  5. Ann says:

    Instant cheesecake pudding?

  6. Katherine says:

    This looks amazing!

    1. Cyndi says:

      I do have a question about the instructions – it says to substitute water for the orange soda – should that read substitute orange soda for the water as stated on the back of the box?

      1. Donna says:

        That confused me too, lol. I’m quite sure she just meant the opposite. I subbed orange soda for water and came out great.