Orange Dreamcicle Cake and birthday diner!!

Our family tradition is you pick the menu for your birthday diner and that is what we have.  It has become a lot of fun over the years and interesting too.  June 17 was one of our daughter-in-laws birthday and she wanted an orange dream cake which was a box mix that came in a kit last year. Prior to that we made it using an orange cake mix, but neither was to be found at the three local markets!!

What to do????

After a bit of deliberation it came to me to just pour the dry contents of a  box of orange jello into a white cake mix and it worked just fine!! Otherwise I followed the cake box directions baking it in a 9" x 13" buttered and floured glass pan.

After cooling the cake and using a meat fork I pricked holes into the top of the cake.  I prepared a second box of orange jello using 1 C. of boiling water and 1/2 C. ice and poured it over and into the cake.  Then I refrigerated it until the jello was set.

To finnish the cake I mixed 1 1/2 C. cold whole milk with a box of vanilla instant pudding and whisked into the pudding a carton of thawed cool whip topping.  This was spread to completely cover the cake.  You may also sprinkle dry orange jello powder lightly over the topping if you want an additional hint of orange.  It is just a good one way as it is the other.

You can have any flavor dream cake you desire just by using the flavor you want.

Here is what I used for Julie's birthday dream cake:

1 white cake mix
2 small boxes orange jello
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
1 small carton thawed cool whip
1, 9" x 13" prepared glass baking dish
And I assembled it as above.

She also wanted grilled French cut pork chops which were cooked on the grill to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F than wrapped in foil and held in a 225 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

She requested twice baked potatoes and pea salad which have already been given but I included a few pictures just for fun.

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