Aunt Susie's Dreamsicle Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Paula

I remember having this cake when I was just a little girl. My Aunt Susie would make this for all our family get-togethers. A few years ago I called and asked if she would share it with me. A very light and refreshing dessert for the spring and summer months.

Top Review by Jen1971

I SO wanted to LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, but I didnt. I was expecting the angel food cake to soak up some of the liquid from the wet stuff but it didnt. It was like eating cake with orange pudding on it. I think it would have been better if I would have added vanilla ice cream instead of sherbet. It was too orangey for me. Next time, I'll try using vanilla ice cream instead.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 angel food cake (purchased from bakery department or make your own)
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
  • 1 (3 ounce) box orange Jell-O
  • 1 pint Orange sherbet
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Cut angel food cake into bite-sized cubes and place in an even layer in a 9 x 13 GLASS pan.
  2. Drain the mandarin oranges, reserving liquid.
  3. Add enough water to the liquid to equal 1 cup.
  4. Layer the mandarin oranges over the cake.
  5. Pour the 1 cup of juice and water into a saucepan and add the jello.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  7. Pour into a large bowl and let cool for 1/2 hour.
  8. Add the sherbet, Cool Whip, sugar and vanilla.
  9. Mix well and pour over the cake and oranges.
  10. Run a knife through the cake to make sure it is distributed evenly throughout.
  11. Refrigerate until set (best over-night).
  12. NOTE: It is very important to use a glass pan as a metal pan will rust easily.

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