Lemon Orange JELL-O Cake

Change up that classic poke cake by making this Lemon Orange JELL-O cake! Such a light, refreshing dessert for any time of year!

This Lemon Orange JELL-O cake is a refreshing treat at the end of the day. Made with a lemon cake and orange gelatin, you'll love the texture!

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Who doesn’t love a delicious refreshing cake at the end of the day?

Growing up my grandma always made JELL-O cakes. If you’ve never had one, it’s hard to describe. You have your cake…baked up as normal in a 13×9 baking dish. And when it comes out of the oven you poke holes all over it. Mix up your gelatin with hot water (don’t add cold water) and pour it over the cake. Refrigerate your cake for at least 4 hours (overnight is best) and when you’re ready to serve, cover it in Cool Whip.

The JELL-O gives the cake a spongy texture, packed with sweet flavor.

This Lemon Orange JELL-O cake is a refreshing treat at the end of the day. Made with a lemon cake and orange gelatin, you'll love the texture!

And think about all the flavor combinations? With as many flavor cake mixes….and gelatins on the market…which would you choose?

Today’s recipe was made using a Lemon Cake mix and a box of orange gelatin. I LOVED the citrus flavor of this cake. You could even do TWO gelatins. I wish I had some lime JELL-O on hand, I totally would have added that to the cake too!

Anyway, this is a great recipe to make as the weather warms up. It’s a light cake that is perfect after grilling out! Or, it would make a lovely Mother’s Day dessert!

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Lemon Orange JELL-O Cake

Lemon Orange JELL-O Cake
Prep Time 4 hours
Change up that classic poke cake by making this Lemon Orange JELL-O cake! Such a light, refreshing dessert for any time of year!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz ) Lemon Cake Mix, prepared with ingredients
  • 1 box (3oz) JELL-O orange gelatin mix
  • 1 cup water, boiling
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

  1. Bake cake in a 13x9 baking dish, as directed on box. Cool completely.
  2. Poke holes over cooled cake using a fork.
  3. In a small bowl, mix gelatin with boiling water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour gelatin over cake slowly, allowing it to fill the holes in the cake. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. Top with Cool Whip before serving. ENJOY!

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This Lemon Orange JELL-O cake is a refreshing treat at the end of the day. Made with a lemon cake and orange gelatin, you'll love the texture!

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4 comments on “Lemon Orange JELL-O Cake”

  1. This cake screams spring and summer! Love the citrusy flavors and the JELL-O 🙂

  2. I ate a poke cake for the first time two years ago and I loved it! I tried making one and I don’t think it turned out so great, now I need to try this one! Love the flavors!

  3. What a fun idea!! It looks a little like candy corn 🙂 I bet the flavor is incredible!

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