Luscious Refreshing Orange Creamsicle Cake

The Luscious Refreshing Orange Creamsicle Cake is a delightful and vibrant dessert that captures the nostalgic flavors of a classic orange creamsicle. This cake is a perfect treat for summer gatherings, birthday parties, or any occasion that calls for a light and refreshing dessert. It combines the zesty citrus notes of fresh oranges with the creamy smoothness of a rich cream cheese frosting, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that is both indulgent and refreshing.


5. **Decorating:**
– **Garnishing:** Garnish the cake with orange slices, zest, or sprinkles for a festive touch. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the frosting to set.


### Tips and Variations:
– **Citrus Mix:** For a different flavor profile, combine lemon and lime zest with the orange zest.
– **Filling Variations:** Add a layer of orange marmalade between the cake layers for an extra burst of citrus.
– **Decorations:** Top the cake with candied orange peels or white chocolate shavings for an elegant finish.


### The Experience:
The Luscious Refreshing Orange Creamsicle Cake is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. The cake layers are moist and tender, infused with the bright, zesty flavor of fresh oranges. The orange cream filling is light and airy, providing a perfect contrast to the rich cream cheese frosting. Each bite is a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and creamy, evoking the nostalgic taste of an orange creamsicle in a sophisticated cake form.


This cake is ideal for any celebration or as a special treat to enjoy with family and friends. Its vibrant flavor and beautiful presentation make it a standout dessert that is sure to impress and delight all who taste it.



  • 1 box orange cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 box (3 oz) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange



Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
In a medium bowl, dissolve the orange gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir in 1 cup of cold water. Let cool slightly.
Using a skewer, poke holes in the cakes at 1-inch intervals. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cakes, allowing it to seep into the holes. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
In a large bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Frost the top of one cake layer, place the second layer on top, and frost the entire cake. Garnish with orange zest.
Keep the cake refrigerated until ready to serve.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours (including chilling time)
Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 12 servings

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