Orange Dreamsicle Poke Cake

I was doing my weekly grocery shopping and I came across Pillsbury Orangsicle Cake Mix.   I thought it sounded delicious.  So I bought two boxes!  On another day I was with my mom shopping and she noticed the cake mix.  Her friend has been looking all over town for this Orangsicle Cake Mix so again we bought 12 more boxes for her.  Since this cake mix is only seasonal she wanted to stock up!  So I just had to ask for the recipe that she makes along with this cake mix.
It was absolutely tasty!!  The cool whip frosting is to die for!  I think I just need to keep this frosting in the freezer.

Orange Dreamsicle Poke Cake

1 box Pillsbury Orangsicle Cake Mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
2 Tbsp Sour cream
8 oz Cool Whip- unfrozen
1/2 cup Orange Juice
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp orange extract
orange food coloring

Bake cake according to box in a 13×9 dish.  Let cool.  When cooled down with the handle of the  wooden spoon poke holes.  In a bowl add the orange juice and sugar together and let dissolve    Whisk in sour cream, extract and food coloring.  Stir in pudding then stir in Cool Whip.  Make sure cake is completely cooled and add cool whip frosting on top.  Trying to get down in the holes.  Keep chilled.

My Notes:
This cake was fantastic. You definitely need to use the orange extract to reach the flavor.  I think next time I won’t add the pokes.  I was never able to get the frosting deep in the holes that well.  Also if you cant find the Orangsicle cake mix I think a white cake or yellow cake mix will taste just fine.  Most of the flavor is in frosting.  Or add a little extract to the other flavor cake mixes.


  1. Oh my word, this looks delicious! I need to check my grocery store for that creamsicle cake mix. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I’d love it if you came by and linked up with Stress-Free Sunday!

  2. Thanks for linking up at my party, Swap N Share Sundays on Spatulas On Parade.
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  3. This looks really good. I’m visiting from the Swap and Share party.

  4. Oh I have a box of that right now waiting to be made! I love this cake! I found you on Kitchen Meets Girl. I would love to have you come link up at my Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  5. We love poke cake. This one looks amazing!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  6. This orange cake looks amazing!! I pinned this post! Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes Cakes & Party ideas.
    Diane Roark
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  7. I actually have an orange cake mix in the pantry right now- I’m pinning this recipe so I can make it. What a tasty looking cake!
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! See you again this weekend!
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