Creamsicle Cake

creamsicle cake I was thinking about it a couple of weeks ago and came to the conclusion that there must be a recipe for a Creamsicle Cake out there so I went searching. I found a good recipe and tweaked it ever so slightly (basically I whipped my own cream instead of using Cool Whip) and it is pretty dang yummy. It’s just a tad labor intensive (I know it’s nothing compared to what Amy does but I’m a little bit lazy when it comes to cake) but I’d say it’s worth the effort every once in awhile. ;)

1 yellow cake mix
1 envelope unsweetened orange kool-aid (drink mix)
2—3 oz. packages orange jell-o
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix cake mix and kool-aid and bake cake according to package directions. Cool then poke holes all over cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.

Dissolve 1 package of the orange jell-o in 1 cup boiling water and stir in 1 cup cold water. Pour jell-o over entire cake and refrigerate for 3 or 4 hours.

When cake has absorbed the jell-o and is set, make the topping. Mix remaining package of jell-o, pudding and one cup milk until smooth. Set aside. Whip cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form (careful not to whip it into butter!). Gently fold pudding/jell-o mixture into the whipped cream. Spread on chilled cake and refrigerate until ready to serve.

You could pretty much use any flavor of jell-o you wanted. Raspberry and lime both sound good to me. Come to think of it you could probably use any flavor of cake you wanted too. How about chocolate cake with cherry jell-o and chocolate pudding for the topping or maybe white cake with raspberry jell-o and white chocolate pudding topping? The sky’s the limit!


  1. Sounds yummy! We usually make these (minus the kool-aid) and call them poke cakes. Two of my favorites are white cake with raspberry jello, and yellow cake with chocolate pudding!