Orange Dreamsicle Cake 

Take a trip down memory lane with this Orange Dreamsicle Cake, a delightful dessert that captures the essence of the beloved childhood ice cream flavor in cake form. This recipe combines the zesty brightness of orange with a creamy, tropical-infused frosting to create a vibrant and irresistible dessert. Perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to summer picnics, this cake is sure to bring smiles and a touch of nostalgia.


For the Cake:
  • 1 box (15 ¼ oz) white cake mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 oz French vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 oz orange Jello
  • 4 large eggs
For the Frosting:
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapples, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, orange juice, vegetable oil, pudding mix, orange Jello, and eggs. Beat the mixture well until smooth and well combined.
    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. Make the Frosting:
    • In a medium bowl, mix the drained crushed pineapples, shredded coconut, sugar, sour cream, and whipped topping until well combined. If desired, stir in chopped pecans for added texture and flavor.
  3. Assemble the Cake:
    • Place one layer of the cake on a serving plate. Spread half of the frosting evenly over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and use the remaining frosting to cover the entire cake smoothly.
  4. Decorate:
    • Optionally, garnish the cake with additional pecans and a sprinkle of shredded coconut for a decorative and flavorful finish.


  • Ingredient Temperatures: For the best results, ensure ingredients like eggs and milk are at room temperature to facilitate easier mixing and a smoother cake batter.
  • Adjusting Sweetness: For those who prefer a less sweet frosting, consider reducing the amount of sugar or substituting a portion of the whipped topping with additional sour cream for a tangier flavor.
  • Storage: Keep the cake refrigerated to maintain the firmness of the frosting and to keep it fresh, especially if serving on a warm day.


The Orange Dreamsicle Cake offers a delightful blend of creamy, fruity flavors reminiscent of the classic Dreamsicle ice cream. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a summer party or simply want to enjoy a slice of nostalgia, this cake is sure to satisfy. Its light and fluffy texture combined with the tropical, creamy frosting makes it a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy the process of baking this cheerful cake and relish in the joyful moments it brings!

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