Orange Dream Cake
A lighter version of the Creamsicle Cake. We can finally have our cake and eat it too! Can't remember where this originated but I have served this at family dinners without anyone suspecting it was low fat. Made as presented this is 4 points per piece. Cooking time includes chilling time.
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 50mins
- 18 1⁄4 ounces orange cake mix (1 box)
- 10 fluid ounces diet orange soda
- 2 egg whites
- 6 ounces sugar-free orange gelatin, divided (2 pkgs)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup cold water
- 3 1⁄2 ounces fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip Free, thawed
- Mix Cake mix, soda and egg whites together.
- Pour batter into a 9 X 13 inch pan.
- Bake as directed on box.
- When done, use a meat fork to poke holes across the top of the entire cake.
- Allow cake to cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix together 1 box of the orange gelatin, 1 cup hot water and 1 cup cold water.
- Pour gelatin mixture over top of cake.
- Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
- Meanwhile, mix remaining box of jello, vanilla pudding mix, nonfat milk, and vanilla together. Beat well.
- Fold whipped topping into this mixture, and spread on top of cake.
- Chill in refrigerator until serving.
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the cake part of this was AMAZING. :) I could not believe it was low-fat! the jello was a nice touch to make this cold cake taste especially yummy. I too couldn't find orange cake mix so I used white cake mix which worked out well. the topping part of this, however, did not work very well for me. I followed the directions exactly and it came out very sticky/gummy in texture. the flavor was good - but the texture took away from that. I think next time I'll either just have the cake plain with no topping or with a store-bought frosting. I will still be making this cake again & again! I can't wait to try it with other flavors, lemon/strawberry/etc. thank you so much for sharing this nice summertime low-fat treat!Reply
I was a little hesitant to make this, simply because I don't care for cold cake. However, this is so very refreshing and lighter than I expected. Will try with lemon cake, jello and Fresca! That should be a real hit too. I did have to make a few alterations as I cut the recipe in half....there's just two of us. I couldn't find a 'single layer mix' in orange, so I used a white mix and added a couple of drops of orange extract. The orange pop took care of the colour, so I didn't have to do anything with that. For the gelatin, I took out 1/2 teaspoon and set aside. The remaining jelly powder was mixed with 1/3 cup each of hot and cold water. The 1/2 teaspoon of jelly powder was then mixed into a 1/2 cup of thawed Cool Whip, and used to ice the cake. I didn't use the pudding powder, as I wouldn't have any use for the unused pudding. It was might good though. Even DH commented on it. Good one Toni!!!!!Reply
This was one of the best low fat desserts I have ever had. I went to the store and couldn't find orange cake mix, so I used lemon cake and jello and bottled lemonade. It was excellent. The kids liked it too! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe toni! P.S. I can't wait to try it with orange cake mix!Reply