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Orange Cream Poke Cake

Orange Cream Poke Cake

Inspired by orangesicles, this orange cream poke cake will melt in your mouth, not down your shirt.



  • 1 Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 box (4-serving size) orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water


  • 1 box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 box (4-serving size) orange-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Garnish, if desired
  • Additional whipped topping
  • Grated orange peel


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, 1 cup water and the oil with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  3. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  5. Poke cake all over with fork or wooden skewer.
  6. In medium bowl, pour boiling water on 1 box orange gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  7. Stir in cold water.
  8. Pour gelatin over cake. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake.
  9. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  10. In large bowl, stir together pudding mix, 1 box orange gelatin, the milk and orange juice until blended.
  11. Fold in 1 container whipped topping. Spread over cake. Cut into squares.
  12. Garnish with additional whipped topping and orange peel.
  13. Store covered in refrigerator.

5 min Prep Time | 24 Servings

Expert Tips:

Reduce the calories by substituting sugar-free gelatin and pudding, low-fat milk and reduced-fat whipped topping.

After pouring the gelatin over the cake, be sure to run a knife around the edges to loosen the cake from the pan.

Recipe by Cheri Liefeld

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker.