This easy Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is a wonderful addition to all your summer parties! A lovely vanilla cake that is bursting with orange flavor and topped with a fluffy orange and vanilla frosting that no one will be able to resist. We love to serve this with grilled chicken made with our 5-star chicken marinade and my famous broccoli salad – delicious!
Orange Creamsicle Cake
Creamsicles have always been one of my favorite summer time treats. That combination of orange and vanilla is just so magical! Today I’ve recreated that magical combination in cake form. It’s really one of my summer time staples because the flavors are just so fun and I love to decorate this easy snack cake.
One of the best things about this orange creamsicle cake recipe is that you get that fun contrast in colors in the actual cake. How? With JELLO! Poke cakes are a great way to add some bright color and, of course, flavor to any cake. It’s super simple to do and makes the cake extra moist as well.
For the Cake
3 cups self rising flour
3/4 lb butter, softened (3/4 LB of butter equals 3 sticks)
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup carbonated orange soda beverage, any brand
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 drops Orange Food Coloring (optional)
1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
For the Glaze
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup Orange soda
1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
1 teaspoon Orange Zest
NOTE; you need to use a LARGE bundt pan or a tube pan for this recipe. Do NOT fill more than more than two-thirds full because it does rise more than a regular cake due to the soda added. You will have extra batter, so I usually use it to bake cupcakes.