Orangesicle Bundt Cake and a Giveaway!

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…
 photo IMG_9192_zps60b667bf.jpgMix 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…
 photo IMG_9194_zps9b5ab7f5.jpgJust plop it right in there and stir it until it’s smooth…
 photo IMG_9195_zps22d11307.jpgPour the batter into a heavily greased bundt pan…
 photo IMG_9200_zpse4144555.jpgAnd bake it for 50-60 minutes. Until it’s set.
 photo IMG_9211_zps9a1bb997.jpgLet 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.
 photo IMG_9213_zpsfb0fb12d.jpgSpoon 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!



Orangesicle Bundt Cake and a Giveaway!


  • 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


  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.


Store airtight for 2 days


Now onto the giveaway!

Pillsbury wants to help you get your celebration started!!

You’ll get some Funfetti Products:

  • One box of Pillsbury Funfetti Premium Cake & Cupcake Mix
  • Funfetti Frostings (1 each of four new frosting flavors)

Some New Citrus Products:

  • One box each Summer Seasonal Cake & Cookie Mixes
  • Frostings (1 of each of Creamy Supreme Key Lime and Creamy Supreme Orangesicle)
  • AND $100 dollar Visa or American Express gift card

Total estimated giveaway value: $120


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42 Comments on "Orangesicle Bundt Cake and a Giveaway!"

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Shelly this looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it out. I do have a question for you. I’ve baked with Pillsbury cake mixes in my bundt pans before and the cake always manages to fall. Do you have a trick to keeping your cakes from falling?

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Gorgeous cake and I would have pinned it anyway! I love creamsicles. And frosting!


So pretty!! Loving this so much and perfect for summer!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Loving this cake so much! My husband is a huge fan of creamsicle ice cream so he’d love this!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

this look so good. I love creamsicles (they go by a different name in Australia) but I never though of making a cake inspired by them before. how do you get you bundt not to stick to the pan? because the oilling up technique sometimes lets me down.

Mary Lynn

I made the Key Lime cake this weekend. Delicious. Topped it with our own icing, since the cans of icing ALL disappeared from the store’s shelves. They must be good.

Dianne Guilinger

I would love to try ALL the new products!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons

What a great idea to bake the frosting in the cake! Looks great!!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

You do not know how excited I am about this cake! I saw these spring mixes and frosting in the store and wanted to buy like a dozen of them! Baking the frosting in the cake is genius!


This looks fabulous! I love the idea of baking the frosting in the cake!

Stephanie @Back For Seconds

Brilliant much? Such a fun idea! Perfect flavor for spring, yum!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

Frosting in the cake is genius! And the options are endless!! But this cake does look delish!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

What a fabulous cake!! I looove anything orange flavour!

Jen @ Jen

Yeah, I feel an orange creamsicle cake coming on this weekend. If I’m careful, I can even hide the cake mix and frosting from my kids, and it will be a big surprise!


This looks and sound delicious. What an interesting idea to bake frosting right into the cake. I definitely want to try this out. I don’t have a bundt pan though…how do I need to adjust the baking time for a regular cake pan?


Finally got around to baking this yummy recipe! Needed a little more Spring before Winter comes around. 🙂 I baked as cupcakes for 15-20 minutes. The frosting needed a bit more work to get to the right consistency after adding the tbsp of milk. I popped it in the microwave for a bit and it was perfect. Drizzled and spread over the tops of the cupcakes. I think I will use this method for frosting again in the future. Cake came out very moist.


Hi Shelly

This looks delish and will definitely try it out soon. But just two questions, do you think these will work out as cupcakes (if so any suggestions) also for the bundt cake do you suggest baking it for 60 minutes?



The last few times the “read more” has been missing and you have to go to the website and find recently added to get the rest of the story and the recipe…much quicker when the “read more…” is there!

Carla @ Carlas Confections

I love this cake! I love that you put frosting in and on top of it!


So, I have a few of these canned frostings and cake mixes to use up…Genius! Alas, though, I can never get the rafflecopter to load in IE. I’ll have to come back when I have access too Chrome. Thanks!

Laurie Thompson

Orangesicle is my favorite flavor … mainly because it reminds me of summers in Alabama at my Grandmother’s House and walking to the drug store an Orangesicle Cone! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Mmm this cake just SCREAMS summer!! I saw those box mixes in the grocery store and have been wanting to try it ever since.


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


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.


Colette @ JFF!

Orangesicle as a cake? Brilliant!



Mimi @ Culinary Couture

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!

Becca Heflin

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?!

Deborah Pucci

Thanks, these sound so yummy!


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

ashley - baker by nature

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

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

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

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Looks great!

the baking cup - carolina

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

Cindy Matson

Looks so yummy going to make this !!!


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!

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