Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is made with a home made vanilla cake that’s soaked with a mix of sweetened condensed milk and orange JELLO powder. It’s crowned with vanilla whipped cream for a aggregate this is paying homage to a creamsicle and best for summer!

I am hoping you had a notable Easter weekend. Ours changed into enormously laid returned and worried plenty of meals, buddies and celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ! It was a lovely day too – best and warm. We took Jessie on a nice, lengthy walk after which remembered that even though we're enthusiastic about all of the warm climate, she simply prefers winter. The sun is hot for her and she’s a spoiled indoor dog. 🙂 She does love a very good stroll though.


  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414g) sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh squeezed orange juice


  • 3 oz package orange JELLO powder
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk


  • 2 1/4 cups (540ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (115g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange candy slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a 9×13 inch cake pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and combine. Set aside.
  3. Add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs and orange zest to a medium sized bowl and combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the water and orange juice to the batter and mix on low speed until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  8. Add the JELLO powder to the boiling water, then stir until the powder dissolves completely. You don’t want it to remain grainy.
  9. Add the orange mixture to the sweetened condensed milk and mix until well combined.
  10. Pour the orange mixture over the top of the cake, allowing it to soak into the holes. Let cake cool completely.
  11. To make the whipped cream topping, place the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a large mixer bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  12. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cake and top with swirls of frosting and orange candy slices.
  13. Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve. Cake is best for 3-4 days.
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