Orangesicle Bundt Cake

Orangesicle Bundt Cake | Cookies and Cups

This cake was pretty exciting to make…

And I know you’re wondering why.

Well, besides being delightfully Spring-ish (I used Pillsbury Baking’s new Orangesicle Cake Mix and Frosting), and besides being all glazey and beautiful…I BAKED FROSTING INTO THE CAKE!

Yep, frosting mixed right in there with the batter.  RIGHT?

 

Ok, before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk about the flavor of the cake…Orangesicle.

The combination of a citrus and a buttery vanilla is kind of perfection.  Pillsbury has nailed it with some of their Spring themed Cake Mixes and Frosting pairs…Key Lime, Orangesicle and Pink Lemonade.

 

The thing about Spring is, you get to open your windows, enjoy the fresh air (before pollen strikes) and pull out all the bright ingredients that you have kept hidden away during the winter!  Basically, celebrate Spring!

Bringing your kids into the kitchen with you is really a fun way to celebrate the season, especially using the new Pillsbury Mixes, because they are so easy and accessible that the kids can basically do them on their own!

And honestly this is the perfect type cake to bring to a Spring picnic celebration, a sporting event or to enjoy just sitting outside enjoying the evening, celebrating life with your family!

 

So yeah, back to the cake.

Like I told you, I baked the frosting right up in there..I figured it would work the same way as oil or butter would, and keep the cake moist (sorry) and dense (but still springy), just like a bundt cake should be.

And it worked like magic!  Honestly this is one of the best and easiest methods ever and CAN NOT WAIT to try it with all sorts of flavors!!

 

Let me show you…

Orangesicle Bundt Cake.

Orangesicle Bundt Cake | Cookies and CupsFirst grab your cake mix and frosting match…
Pillsbury Orangesicle cake mix and frosting containerMix in some eggs, milk and a little oil.

Beat that together and lastly add 3/4 of the can of frosting. Give a stir first…
An open tub of Pillsbury Orangesicle frostingJust plop it right in there and stir it until it’s smooth…
A spoonful of orange frosting over a mixing bowlPour the batter into a heavily greased bundt pan…
Orange cake batter being poured into a bundt panAnd bake it for 50-60 minutes. Until it’s set.
Baked orange cake in a bundt panLet it cool for about 10 minutes or so and then flip the pan onto your cake plate.

I hold my breath when I do this. It seems to help.

Let the cake continue to cool completely.

Next make your glaze.
Just add 1 tablespoon of milk into the remaining frosting and stir until it’s smooth.
Spoon that over your cake and voila!
That’s it….
Orangesicle Bundt Cake | Cookies and Cups
Honestly, one of the best best best cakes I have ever made. So easy and so delicious!

 

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Orangesicle Bundt Cake and a Giveaway!


Ingredients:

  • 1 box Orangesicle Cake mix (or any flavor cake you like)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 can of Orangecicle frosting (or compatible frosting)
  • 1 Tbsp milk for glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease bundt pan heavily with butter, then dust with flour. Or spray generously with baking spray.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine cake mix, eggs, milk and oil. Mix on medium for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Stir in 3/4 of the can of frosting, mixing until incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool about 5 minutes in pan and then invert pan onto cake plate.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. For glaze, mix 1 Tbsp milk with remaining frosting and spoon over cake.
  9. Let glaze set and then slice and serve.

Notes:

Store airtight for 2 days

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Dawna
February 11, 2020 5:30 pm

I can’t find the pillsbury orangesicle cake mix anywhere. Can you please tell me where you got it?

August 15, 2013 3:34 am

Holy crap, thank you very much for posting this! It is gonna help when I travel to the casino next time! Fabulous!

Shawna
May 23, 2013 9:46 am

I discovered the trick of adding frosting to the bundt cake batter, and it is so amazing (and easy!). My favorite is lemon cake/lemon frosting, and of course straight up chocolate. I also like to throw a package of pudding mix in there as well (though I haven’t done this with the Pillsbury; maybe it would be too much moisture and fall?)
I’ve never tried the Orangesicle; I’m also thinking a strawberry cake would be good!

Cindy Matson
May 10, 2013 11:33 am

Looks so yummy going to make this !!!

May 9, 2013 10:58 pm

this cake looks delicious! and adding the frosting to the batter is brilliant!!

May 8, 2013 8:19 pm

Looks great!

May 8, 2013 5:47 pm

Such a gorgeous, scrumptious looking cake and a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

May 8, 2013 12:01 am

Totally inspired to bake this cake for my orange loving little brother!

JanK
May 7, 2013 8:19 pm

I love everything Orangesycle. Have to try this and I love the idea of frosting in the cake, yum.

May 7, 2013 6:09 pm

Thanks, these sound so yummy!

May 7, 2013 5:52 pm

I went to a Pampered Chef show once and the lady baked a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting inside of it, it came out so gooey and molten! It was perfect!

May 9, 2013 12:42 pm

Mimi, that’s one of the signature desserts that I make for my PC shows, and everyone seems to love it!
It’s called chocolate lava cake. It’s REALLY good, isn’t it?!

nessa
May 7, 2013 4:53 pm

Yum!

May 7, 2013 4:20 pm

Orangesicle as a cake? Brilliant!

Pat
May 7, 2013 3:41 pm

Love the spring flavors and colors too! Try this with the German Chocolate Cake Mix & Frosting Mix ~ delish! Lemon is outstanding too. I’ve been doing these for awhile now and friends and family love them!

The only thing I’ve found is that some of my decorative Bundt pans are too small for the entire mix so I put some of the batter in a small pan.

Pat

May 7, 2013 3:29 pm

That would be a great cake for a baby shower, if they weren’t finding out what they were having! Yummy!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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