Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake

This "Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake" recipe is light, fruity and just like eating an orange creamsicle, but in cake form! There's something about the combination of orange and ice cream that is just perfection, it also remind us of being a kid.

This orange creamsicle ice cream cake recipe is topped with a layer of vanilla ice cream and orange ice cream. The orange ice cream is flavored with orange gelatin. The base is made with cream cheese and cool whip, you could also use homemade whipped cream. To ice this ice cream cake recipe, Cool Whip is colored with icing color to match the orange ice cream, and to finish it off, a little piping around the edges and some orange candy slices, to make this cake look awesome. For the ice cream layers the ingredients used include softened cream cheese, sugar, milk, Cool Whip, orange JELLO powder, hot water and vanilla extract. To make the ice cream layers, first beat the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer bowl until smooth. Next add milk and mix until smooth. Then fold in the Cool Whip.

Typical ingredients for cake can include flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with some recipes also requiring additional liquid most often milk or water, and leavening agents (such as yeast or baking powder). Common additional flavourings include dried, candied or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa or extracts, and numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients are possible. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces to include like pastry cream, iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, and/or candied fruit. Cakes are often served as a special dessert recipe on ceremonial occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are numerous cake recipes to include some that are bread like, some that are rich and elaborate, and many that are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure and while at one time thought to be a lot of work, baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.

The orange is thought to have originated in southern China, northeastern India, and possibly southeastern Asia, and that they were first cultivated in China around the time of 2500 BC. In Europe, citrus fruits among them the bitter orange, was introduced to Italy by the crusaders in the 11th century, and were grown widely in the south for its medicinal purposes, but the sweet orange was unknown until approximately the late 15th century or the beginnings of the 16th century, when Italian and Portuguese merchants brought orange trees to the Mediterranean area. Shortly after this time, the sweet orange was quickly adopted as an edible fruit. The orange was considered a luxury item and wealthy people grew oranges in private conservatories, called orangeries.

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