Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake

Rekindle the joys of childhood summers with this delicious Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake. This cake seamlessly blends the tangy zest of fresh oranges with the smooth richness of ice cream, encased in an iconic creamsicle flavor. Perfect for celebrations or as a decadent treat on a hot day, this ice cream cake promises to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.


Cake Layer:
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 3 tbsp orange JELLO powder
Ice Cream Layers:
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
  • Remaining orange JELLO powder from a 3 oz package, minus 3 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip for icing
  • Orange candy slices for decoration
  • Orange gel icing color (optional)


  1. Cake Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a springform pan.
    • Mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, vanilla, sour cream, and milk.
    • Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until incorporated. Mix in the JELLO powder dissolved in hot water.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely, then level the top and poke holes across the cake’s surface.
  2. JELLO Application:
    • Prepare an additional JELLO mixture and pour it over the cooled cake, letting it seep into the poked holes. Allow it to set completely.
  3. Ice Cream Layer Preparation:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Gradually add milk and continue to beat until well incorporated.
    • Gently fold in Cool Whip, dividing the mixture in half. To one half, add the remaining JELLO powder; to the other, add vanilla extract.
  4. Assembly:
    • In the springform pan, layer the prepared cake base, followed by the vanilla ice cream mixture, and then the orange ice cream mixture. Freeze the assembled cake for 6-8 hours or until firm.
  5. Final Touches:
    • Once the cake is set, ice with the remaining Cool Whip. Decorate with orange candy slices and optional orange gel icing for color.


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: For smoother mixing, ensure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Even Layers: Carefully smooth out each layer with a spatula to ensure the cake looks as good as it tastes.
  • Extra Flavor: Before serving, sprinkle fresh orange zest over the cake for a vibrant burst of citrus flavor.


This Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake not only looks spectacular but also offers a delightful taste that combines the creamy texture of ice cream with the vibrant flavor of oranges. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to cool down on a warm day, this cake provides a perfect, nostalgic treat that’s sure to please everyone. Enjoy diving into this sweet, refreshing dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

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