Thursday, March 29, 2012

Orange Dreamsicle Cake




I have a sweet friend who is always trying something new, and leaving a sample on my doorstep when I'm not home.
(Thank you Sandy!)

This was one of the latest sample I got to try and it was WONDERFUL!!!

I always loved dreamsicles as a kid and love my own Dreamsicle Salad - you can view that recipe here {Sugar Free Option}

What an easy and tasty dessert this is! LOVE the color too - perfect for spring & Easter too, don't you think?

You can make 2-9" layers - a bundt cake - or cupcakes!


Give it a try - If you have a hard time finding an orange cake mix, why not try a strawberry one? (with strawberry jello)

It's all yummy-licious!!!  VERY light. The light whipped frosting is a perfect topping for the cake too.

If you want to cut back on calories/sugar, use sugar free pudding and jello...no problem. (Just use less jello as there isn't the same amount as in a 'regular' pkg. of jello - s-f is 'stronger')


ORANGE DREAMSICLE CAKE

1 (20 ozs) box orange (Duncan Hines) cake mix
1 (3 ozs) box instant vanilla pudding (4-serving size)
3 Tbs. orange jello

TOPPING:

1 (8 ozs) pkg. cream cheese
3 Tb. orange jello
1 c. powdered sugar
(I use half splenda, half powdered sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 ozs) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

Mix cake according to directions on box, adding pudding and jello. Pour into prepared pans - 2-9" round cake pans, 1 bundt pan - Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until done.  Let cool completely.

For topping: Blend cream cheese with jello and powdered sugar; add vanilla then whipped topping. Beat until thoroughly combined. Spread on cake - keep refrigerated.



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