I found this recipe online and to my disappointment, the cake was nothing like the cake that was in the picture so I decided to make this one up myself. This is my version.
Homemade Creamsicle Layer Cake
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons orange extract
Orange Pudding Layer
- 1 Large box Orange Gelatin
- 1 Large box Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 1 cup Milk
Stabilized Whipped Cream
- 3 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 12 teaspoons cold water
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
- 3 tablespoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add water, vanilla, butter, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer then beat two more minutes.
- Pour into a greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350-degrees, in a 9×13" pan for 35-40.
- Test at the 30 minute mark by inserting a toothpick. Let cake cool completely.
Orange Pudding Layer
- Mix pudding mix with cold milk and orange gelatin mix. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened and set aside.
Stabilized Whipping Cream
- In a small pan, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the gelatin dissolves.
- Remove from heat; cool (do not allow it to set).
- Whip the cream with the powdered sugar, until slightly thick. While slowly beating, add the gelatin to whipping cream. Whip at high speed until stiff and set aside.
- Flip the cake out of the pan onto a platter or flat serving platter so that the top is faced down.
- Cut cake into 3 layers or 2 layers if you prefer. Gently remove top layer(s) of cake by sliding a thin cutting board or sturdy cardboard between layers and lifting layer(s) off. You can use multiple baking pans to avoid having to do this.
- Spread a layer of the pudding mix about 1/4" thick, followed by a 1/4" layer of whipped cream. Continue until all layers are complete.
- Do not put pudding mixture on the top layer. Frost the rest of the cake with remaining whipped cream.
- Slice orange in half, and half again and slice thin wedges.
- Take orange and white candy melts and grate candy by hand or use the grater tool on your food processor.
- Sprinkle cake with orange sugar. Take grated candy melts and sprinkle on top and sides (if you prefer).
- Garnish with a whipped cream and orange slices.