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Orange Creamsicle Cake

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The combination of orange and vanilla has been used for centuries; it's most popular form is in a Creamsicle or Dreamsicle, those frozen treats kids love. This dessert replicates those flavors for a cool treat.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 (3 ounce) package orange flavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 (3 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding (no cook type)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using eggs, orange juice, and oil. Spray 13x9" pan with baking spray and add cake batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until cake springs back when touched and starts to pull away from sides of pan. Cool cake completely on wire rack.

Using a wooden chopstick, poke small holes all over the cake, going right to bottom of pan.

In a small bowl, place 1 box orange gelatin. Pour boiling water over gelatin and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup cold water and mix well. Slowly pour this mixture over the cake, making sure that the mixture gets into all the holes. Cover and chill for 2-4 hours.

In medium bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk, and vanilla and beat well. In small bowl, combine heavy cream and the powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream mixture into the pudding mixture and spread over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours before serving.

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