This orange creamsicle poke cake is a fluffy white cake infused with orange flavor and topped with a quick and easy vanilla frosting. It's a easy dessert that's a total crowd pleaser and perfect for any summer potluck!
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ORANGE CREAMSICLE POKE CAKE

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Sara Welch
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This orange creamsicle poke cake is a fluffy white cake infused with orange flavor and topped with a quick and easy vanilla frosting. It’s an easy dessert that’s a total crowd pleaser and perfect for any summer potluck!
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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • oil water and eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • cooking spray
  • 1 3 ounce box orange jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 8 ounce container whipped topping thawed
  • 1 11 ounce can mandarin oranges drained
  • optional garnish: fresh mint sprigs

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven according to the cake package directions.
  2. Coat a 9″x13″ pan with cooking spray.
  3. Prepare cake according to package and bake for the time directed.
  4. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes, then use a fork to poke holes all over the cake.
  5. Place the boiling water in a medium bowl and add the jello; whisk until the jello has completely dissolved. Stir in the cold water.
  6. Pour the jello over the top of the cake. Cover and chill for at least three hours or up to 2 days.
  7. Place the milk in a large bowl; add the pudding mix and stir until smooth and thickened. Fold in the whipped topping.

  8. Frost the cake with the whipped topping mixture. Decorate the cake with the mandarin oranges. Cut into squares and serve, garnished with mint sprigs if desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 306, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 434mg, Potassium: 124mg, Carbohydrates: 63g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 43g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 4.9%, Vitamin C: 9.2%, Calcium: 14.5%, Iron: 5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword orange poke cake