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I think one of the worst disappointments in the world is biting into dry cake. Cake always looks so yummy, but cook it too long and it’s so not worth the calories. I’ve actually never had a poke cake before, but I was floored by how moist and delicious this cake is! I was afraid it’d be soggy, but definitely not the case. This Orange Fanta Poke Cake is SOOOO good! Definitely the best cake I’ve ever made and my family devoured it. Plus, it’s so so so easy to make and PERFECT for a Halloween treat!
This cake has a few things going for it. First, the cake batter is so easy. Just cake mix, Orange Fanta, and an egg white. After making my first soda cupcakes, I vowed to never make a cake any other way…because it’s super easy and soda cakes are delicious. The orange flavoring is divine and it also has homemade whipped cream for the topping. It’s light and fluffy and you don’t feel weighed down after eating it. Can you tell I’m in love with this recipe? And this is coming from a person who has vowed on numerous occasions to never bake again. Believe me when I tell you ANYONE can make this cake!
Orange Fanta Poke Cake
For the Cake
- White cake mix
- 1 1/2 c Orange Fanta
- 1 egg white
For the Gelatin Topping
- 1 pkg 3 oz orange gelatin
- 1 c boiling water
- 1/2 c Orange Fanta chilled
For the Whipped Topping
- 2 c whipped cream
- 3-5 Tbs. sugar
For the Cake
- Mix all cake ingredients in a mixer.
- Bake according to box instructions in a 9X12 pan.
- Once cake is done baking, let cool for 15 minutes, then poke holes in the cake using a large fork (about ever 1/2 inch).
For the Gelatin topping
- While cake is cooling, boil 1 c water.
- Pour gelatin into a medium bowl.
- Pour boiling water over gelatin powder and whisk for 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved.
- Pour chilled Orange Fanta into the gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved.
- Pour the gelatin mixture over the cake, then refrigerate for about 3 hours.
For the Whipped Topping
- Once cake is almost done chilling, pour whipped cream into a mixing bowl (I use a KitchenAid with the wire whisk).
- Whip until it starts forming peaks, for about 2-3 minutes. It needs to be stiff, but don't wait too long or it will turn to butter.
- Once it's thickened, add sugar and whip until combined.
- Smooth over the chilled cake and serve!
You can also use a premade whipped topping and it would still be delicious.
I also created water bat water bottle labels to go with my cake…they’re too cute! I used the vampire face from my Monster Mash Printables last year. Just cut out the strip and tape it in the back, the cut out the wings, fold them at the white part, then glue them to the sides of the water bottle. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the wings…it’s such a time saver!
Download the FREE Printables HERE (and leave a comment letting me know how you like them!)
I purchased the 2 Liter Orange Fanta bottles at Walmart. Make sure you visit your local Walmart this Saturday, October 25th for a Fanta, Oreos and Wheat Thins demo. I also purchased the Dasani Water bottles at Walmart. Did you know Dasani water bottles are designed so that they don’t fall over in the fridge? I didn’t…but that’s pretty handy (and a lot sturdier than most green water bottles). The 12 oz bottles are compact and perfect for little trick or treaters! Follow Fanta on Twitter and Dasani on Facebook and Twitter to get more recipes and holiday ideas!
I’m thinking this cake will definitely be a Halloween tradition…because every tradition should have cake! Enjoy 🙂