Thursday, 24 May 2012

Orange Dreamsicle Cake

I think its funny when my friends start cutting out recipes for me to try. Corrina found this recipe and thought I should give it a shot and report back to her so this weekend, I thought I would make it. (glad I did since its been so hot ever since). This recipe starts with a basic lemon cake mix and then you just add in a few things. Of course, everything tastes great with cream cheese frosting. I took this dessert to a dinner party and the verdict was light, refreshing and delicious so I guess its a keeper!

Here's the recipe:

Orange Dreamsicle Cake

1 lemon cake mix
1 3 oz. box of orange jello
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
3/4 cup water
Zest of 1 orange

1/2 cup butter
1 lb. icing sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Mix first ingredients together and place in a 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam. Bake 25 minutes or until cake pricked with a toothpick comes out clean. Prepare glaze by whisking 1/2 cup orange juice with 3 TBSP of icing sugar. Prick cooled cake allover with toothpick and spoon glaze onto cake. You want the glaze to absorb into the cake. Make the frosting with remaining icing sugar and spread over completely cooled cake. Enjoy!