This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is the perfect summer time cake. The cool, creamy and delicious cake will not last long when you share it at any party or picnic.
What can I say? I couldn’t help myself.
I love poke cakes. This one is my current favorite…but of course that will change as soon as I make another one. A few weeks ago my cute scrapbooking blog friend Mindy was talking about this Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake on instagram, and since she doesn’t live close enough for me to just go eat hers, I HAD to make it the very next day. I didn’t have an exact recipe for it, but poke cakes are pretty easy to figure out.
I love how refreshing a poke cake is on a hot summer day. There is seriously something so good about eating a cold cake topped with Cool Whip when it is hot outside. Please tell me I am not alone in my love of eating these cakes. Luckily my oldest can’t seem to get enough of these. Either he really likes them…or he is just a teenage boy who eats everything in sight. He is going to be thrilled when I tell him I have plans for at least 3 more of these cakes.
Are you guys ready for more poke cakes? I promise to space them out…unless I just can’t wait to share them with you. Just have your fat pants ready…
The topping on this cake is what makes it divine. I mean hello, pudding and Cool Whip…it is mousse magic! When I was wandering the grocery store buying the ingredients for this cake, I found some Orange Crush ice cream topping that I drizzled on top for some prettiness. Yes, I wander the store when I shop. I have to see every single aisle just in case they got in a new food I might want to try. And by try, I mean bake into some sort of cake or brownie.
There are days that I start to wonder if the security people are closely watching me. I’m sure they seriously wonder how long it takes someone to look at cookies. And don’t even start on the candy aisle, because I usually pick up and put down at least 20 different bags as I try to decide what I “need” to bake with. I’m sure they have the camera zoomed in because they think I’m contemplating how to stuff it in my purse. If they only knew what was going through my head. Things like…I wonder how these would be baked into brownies and topped with cheesecake. Or maybe I could stuff this into pie crust and call it breakfast food. And of course the classic of looking at every single Reese’s candy and wanting to buy them all even though I know there are plenty in my baking cupboard.
Back to the poke cake…you need this. No questions asked…just do it!! Make it your mission to get to the store today and pick up some cake, orange juice, Jell-0, and Cool Whip. Oh, and some candy…not for the cake silly, just because it’s fun to buy! Stick with me long enough and you will find plenty of things to do with it
Lately I have gotten a few emails about how I get my cake pieces to be so perfect and clean when I share it here.
You need this quick tip…run the knife under very hot water and dry it off in between EVERY cut. Then very carefully run the knife along each side of the cake to clean it up. Of course I have to say this is not how we eat our cake at home because I only cut the blog pieces this way! Ok, that’s not quite true. If we have company, I will cut the pieces carefully too. Everything else just gets cut and thrown on a plate. And most of the time, the plates don’t match…I like to call it eclectic.
Other poke cakes that disappear in record time…