Dreamsicle/Creamsicle Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a great moist cake with a delicious orange taste. it's another one I got from the local paper. Made a great hit at Christmas. Sorry about the problems some had. I hadn't made this for awhile & didn't remember any problems. I made it again & the solution is do not thaw the cool whip. I used almost 12 oz. & just cut it into the other ingredients. It stayed together enough to frost & get in the fridge. I will change the amount. I thought I had put 8 or more. I think 12 oz would be much better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box orange cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) box orange gelatin
  • 13 cup oil
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • Frosting

  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (or more)
  • 1 (2 ounce) package shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Cake: Blend all ingredients& pour in 2 9" greased& floured pans.
  2. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes.
  3. When cool slice each layer to make 4 layers.
  4. Frosting: Combine sour cream& coconut,if used[I don't].
  5. In separate bowl mix sugar& orange juice til disolved.
  6. Combine with sour cream.
  7. Fold in Cool Whip.
  8. Spread between each layer& remaining on top.
  9. Refrigerate.


Most Helpful

Try this frosting instead:<br/>Mix 1 box Vanilla instant pudding mix, 1 cup cold milk, 1 package dry orange Jello and 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in 1 tub Cool Whip. Frost the cake with this pudding mixture.

yzdancer March 19, 2013

I made the cake itself, not the frosting... I don't dig sour cream so much. Sorry! I instead used it with this: http://www.food.com/recipe/fluffy-white-frosting-128329

But the cake was so good... and easy! I like easy! I brought it into the office and everyone raved about it. THEY ATE THE WHOLE THING! Good thing I got to try some... the cake does live up to its name! And how I love me some creamicles!

Definitely a keeper. Did I mention I love easy?

The end result

Mura Wehi July 25, 2012

The frosting for this is like soup, very runny. I tried to tweak it, didn't work at all. It was a big disappointment, I couldn't even get the frosting thick enough to try and put it on the cake.

kountry_kookin March 16, 2007

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