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Make this super moist Orange Dreamsicle Cake using only a few ingredients. #recipes #orange #orangecake #cake

Easy Orange Dreamsicle Cake

Make this wonderfully moist Easy Orange Dreamsicle Cake with only a few simple ingredients. Layered with a pineapple and coconut filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword orange creamsicle cake, orange dreamsicle cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 673kcal


Orange Dreamsicle Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (15.25-ounce)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 box orange Jello (3-ounce)
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding (3.4-ounce)

Pineapple Coconut Filling:

  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 package frozen coconut (6-ounce) thawed

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoon whole milk
  • 4 ounces full-fat cream cheese softened



  • Mix all of the filling ingredients together in a medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 to 3/4 cup for frosting.

Orange Dreamsicle Cake:

  • In either a stand mixer or using an electric hand mixer combine all of the ingredients together and beat  for 3 minutes. Scrape the bottom and the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • Grease and flour two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans. Shake out any excess flour. Set aside.
  • Pour the cake batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the cake pans and let cool completely on a baking rack.


  • Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the filling to the frosting. Use about 2 containers of store bought frosting, or homemade cream cheese frosting. Mix together well with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to frost the cake.
  • To make homemade cream cheese frosting:
    Using a beater attachment, add all of the ingredients and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add a little milk at a time until you get the consistency you want. You'll want this frosting to be a little thicker than normal.

To assemble the cake:

  • Place one cake on a plate or serving platter. Place filling on top of the cake. Keep the filling about 1-inch away from the edges of the cake. Place the second cake on top of the filling.
  • Gently spread the frosting on the top and around the sides of the cake. Top with a few thin slices of oranges for garnish.
  • Refrigerate this cake until ready to serve.


Adjust the milk in the frosting as desired.


Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg