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Creamsicle Cake Recipe

By Emma :

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Creamsicle Cake Recipe

Ah, the Creamsicle! Just mentioning the word fills the mind with sunny days and joyful memories. First off, thank you to all my dedicated readers for joining me on yet another delicious adventure. Today, we’re baking a cake that tastes like childhood summers and looks like a burst of sunshine on a plate—the Creamsicle Cake. I’m beyond excited to share this recipe with you!

Introduction

Imagine combining the creamy, dreamy vanilla flavor with the zesty, bright punch of orange. That’s what this Creamsicle Cake is all about. It’s not just a cake; it’s a nostalgic trip back to those carefree days with an orange popsicle in hand. But enough reminiscing—let’s get to baking!

Ingredients

Produce

  • 1 tbsp Zest, orange

Refrigerated

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Vanilla almond milk

Baking & Spices

  • 8 oz Cool whip
  • 3 1/2 oz Vanilla instant pudding mix

Oils & Vinegars

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil

Drinks

  • 1/3 cup Orange juice, fresh squeezed

Liquids

  • 1 1/4 cup Water

How to Make

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by heating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the cake mix with the vanilla instant pudding mix.
  3. Add the Wet Ingredients: To the dry mix, add the eggs, vanilla almond milk, vegetable oil, water, and orange juice. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Orange Zest: Fold in the fresh orange zest for that signature citrus kick.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and Frost: Allow the cake to cool completely. Once cool, frost generously with Cool Whip. For an extra touch of flair, sprinkle some orange zest over the top.

Helpful Tips

  • Cake Testing: To ensure your cake is perfectly baked, check it at the 30-minute mark. Oven temperatures can vary!
  • Smooth Frosting: Let the Cool Whip sit at room temperature for a few minutes for easier spreading.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Substitute Cool Whip and almond milk with dairy-free alternatives.
  • Flavor Twist: Mix a bit of orange extract into your batter for an even more intense orange flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I make this cake ahead of time? Yes! Bake the cake, let it cool, and keep it unfrosted in the refrigerator up to a day in advance. Frost before serving.
  2. Can I use bottled orange juice? Fresh is best for flavor, but bottled works in a pinch—just make sure it’s 100% juice.

Storage Instructions

Keep your Creamsicle Cake refrigerated. It will stay fresh and delicious for up to 5 days. Make sure it’s covered to keep it moist.

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This Creamsicle Cake recipe is a surefire way to bring a little joy and a lot of flavor to any gathering. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it definitely stands out from the crowd. The smell when this is in the oven is incredible, and the taste? Even better! So, why wait? Get baking and let this cake turn your next party into a celebration of sweet, citrusy goodness!

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Creamsicle Cake Recipe

Creamsicle Cake Recipe


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake, approximately 12 servings 1x

Description

Dive into a slice of nostalgia with Emma’s Creamsicle Cake! Inspired by the classic frozen treat, this cake fuses zesty orange and creamy vanilla flavors to recreate the beloved creamsicle experience in a fluffy, moist cake form. Perfect for summer picnics, family gatherings, or whenever you need a burst of sunshine in your dessert. This easy-to-follow recipe ensures a delightful treat that looks as good as it tastes. Ready to make some sweet memories? Let’s bake happiness!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 3 1/2 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a  9×13 inch baking pan with a light greasing or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix and pudding mix.
  3. Add eggs, almond milk, vegetable oil, water, and orange juice to the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  4. Fold in the orange zest to incorporate that citrusy sparkle.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  7. Let the cake cool completely before frosting with Cool Whip and garnishing with additional orange zest if desired.

Notes

  • For an even more intense orange flavor, add a teaspoon of orange extract to your batter.
  • Ensure ingredients like Cool Whip are at room temperature for easier mixing and spreading.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 280 kcal
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

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