Best Orange Dreamsicle Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

If you love the taste of orange cream popsicles you'll love this cake. I made this for a cookout in the summer and there was no leftovers to go back home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set out Cool Whip to thaw.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to directions for a 9x13 pan,.
  3. After the cake is done and you bring out of oven, poke holes throughout the cake with a fork.
  4. Prepare Orange jello with 1 cup of boiling water and pour over the cake.
  5. Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix together with hand mixer (or other) instant vanilla pudding with 1 cup milk.
  7. Stir in orange and vanilla extracts, mix well.
  8. Fold in Cool whip Spread over the cake and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.


Most Helpful

I've made this cake twice now and each time it was a huge hit! The only change I made was when mixing the cake I substituted orange juice for the water (equal amounts) - FABULOUS cake - just wish it wasn't so hard to find the orange cake mix!

BakerNurse August 29, 2011

It really does taste like a dreamscicle! I followed the directions exactly, except for the frosting. I used 2 tsp of orange extract instead of the one vanilla. It amped up the orange flavor!

teddswater March 26, 2016

Recipe is great as is, but I had difficulty finding orange cake mix. Instead I used a white cake mix, substituting 1 cup orange juice for the water called for in the directions on cake mix box and I added the zest of 1 orange. I forgot to get orange extract for the pudding so I added the orange zest to that, too. Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren love it!

Bill S. March 27, 2015

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