Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Did you love creamsicles as a child? Try this grownup version of an old-fashioned favorite! Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is an easy cake recipe with Jello and Pudding. You may also like our apple pie poke cake!

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Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake Recipe

Who remembers orange creamsicle push up pops when they were younger? To this day, the memories come flooding back when I see one of those orange popsicles. This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is a celebration of that favorite summer treat! This easy cake recipe is perfect for summer picnics and parties because it is cool and refreshing.

 Easy Picnic Cake

This cake is great for picnics and potlucks because you can make it up a day in advance and serve it when needed. The cooler this cake is, the better!

Orange Jello and Vanilla Pudding

Both orange gelatin and vanilla pudding are what come together to give this cake it’s creamsicle flavor. Jello soaks down into the cake and pudding sits on top. Layer drained mandarin oranges over the pudding and then spread whipped topping (or homemade whipped cream) over the top. Amazing!

Sugar Free Cake

This poke cake is a GREAT option for those needing sugar free cakes! Use sugar free cake mix, gelatin, pudding and low fat whipped topping.

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piece of orange creamsicle poke cake on a plate
piece of orange creamsicle poke cake on a plate

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

4.62 from 63 votes
Did you love creamsicles as a child? Try this grownup version of an old-fashioned favorite! Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is an easy cake recipe with Jello and Pudding. 
Servings 15
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 box white cake mix (prepared to package instructions)
  • 3 ounces orange gelatin (1 small box)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3.4 ounces French vanilla instant pudding (1 small box)
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 30 ounces mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (thawed)


  • Mix and bake cake in 13x9 pan according to package instructions. Allow the cake to cool.
  • Using a fork, poke holes in the top of the cake.
  • In a small bowl, mix together gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water until dissolved. Pour the gelatin over the cake, making sure to pour over and into the holes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the French vanilla pudding mix and 1 ½ cups of milk. Allow the pudding to set for 3 minutes, then spread it overtop the cake.
  • Add a layer of half of the Mandarin oranges over the pudding.
  • Top with whipped topping and the remaining Mandarin oranges. 
  • Cover and chill for 4 hours before serving. Keep refrigerated.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 233

About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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5 stars
My husband loved it. Said this recipe was a keeper!!

5 stars
My husband loves orange creamsicle ice cream so I gave this cake a try. He devoured this cake in no time. This is easy to fix and tastes fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

can I make these as cupcakes?

Can you make this as a bunt cake ??

Can you use whipped cream as the topping fir the creamsicle cake instead of Cool Whip?