Homemade Creamsicle Layer Cake
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.
- 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 9x13" 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.