Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake (Nut-Free Recipe)

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Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake
I sure hope you like citrus-y things because you’re stuck with them for the next couple of months!  Lemon, Lime, and Orange, in that order, are my biggest cravings with this pregnancy.  Most everything I eat has at least one of those in it.  Boy, if you only knew how much I generally dislike all of those.  Haha…I make my husband crazy with a bag of Starburst candies.  I usually pick out all of the strawberry, then cherry, then orange, THEN lemon…Yep, that’s my order for everything.  With any candy that has a lime flavor, it’s the absolute last thing I’ll eat.  IF I eat it at all.  I know…craziness.

Right now, though, I’m all about this cake!  I DO actually love Orange Creamsicles, pregnant or not, and this is the yummiest cake version of that childhood favorite of mine.  It’s a perfect spring and summertime dessert!

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 package Orange Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup cold Water
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 oz Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 13x9 pan with non stick spray.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using eggs, orange juice (instead of water) and oil.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cake springs back when touched.
  6. Allow cake completely cool.
  7. Using a skewer, poke small holes all over the cake, piercing all the way to bottom.
  8. In a bowl, combine Jell-O and boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  9. Add cold water, mix well and slowly pour this mixture over the entire cake.
  10. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  11. Combine the pudding mix, milk and vanilla and beat well.
  12. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding mixture and use it to frost cake.
  13. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
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Note: This recipe can easily be made sugar free.  Use a box of sugar free cake mix, swap water for OJ, and use sugar free Jell-O orange gelatin, sugar free Jell-O vanilla pudding, and sugar free Cool Whip! 

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