My first cake that wasn’t frosted with frosting out of a can! Yay!
Might not seem like much of an accomplishment to you fabulous bakers out there, but this is a big deal for me. I’m a terrible baker. The only thing I’m good at is brownies out of a box. So, even though this cake mix came from a box, I’m still considering it a win because the frosting wasn’t the overly-sweet canned stuff.
And, the cake actually tasted good! In my book, that’s huge!
I’ll definitely be making this recipe again…I think lemon/lime or strawberry would be awesome.
1 Box cake mix (I couldn’t find the orange cake recommended by the original recipe, so I used lemon)
1 3oz. Box orange Jell-o
1C. Boiling water
1 3.5oz. Box instant vanilla pudding
1t. Vanilla extract
1t. Orange extract
1 8oz. Container Cool Whip
Orange candy segments to decorate
Set out Cool Whip to thaw.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 9×13 pan.
Once the cake is done, poke with multiple holes (I used the thick end of chopsticks).
Prepare orange jell-o with boiling water, stir until completely dissolved and pour over cake.
Allow cake to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together pudding and milk. Stir in extracts and mix well.
Fold in Cool Whip and spread over the cake. Allow to chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
Decorate however you please and serve.