Dreamsicle Cake

Decorating By Abbiedal Updated 3 Apr 2009 , 2:00am by Abbiedal

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Abbiedal Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 8:12pm
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Hello Everyone
I'm brand new here and its a fabulous site but I have a problem!!!! I tried making the dreamsicle cake (because it sounds incredibly delicious) but it didn't rise at all it caved in so I obviously did something really wrong!!!! Could anyone tell me what I did wrong I'm dying for this cake!!!!!

Thanks Sandy

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Rcrewof10 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 8:44pm
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Hi Sandy,

Welcome to CC! I have made the dreamsicle twice now and it hasn't fallen in the center. Some things I have read on here with falling in the center is opening the oven door during baking, cake mix old?, which brand cake mix are you using??


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Abbiedal Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 8:55pm
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Thank you Michele. Its a Dh mix the batter was very thick when I poured it into the pans the cooked cake feels very heavy and dense. I cooked it at 325 should I have done it at 350? Its in 2 square 8x8x2 pans

Thanks again for all your help I'm in awe on this site theres so much to read and see its great!!!!!

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tonia3604 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:07pm
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Hi, Sandy! Welcome to Cake Central!

Michelle, would you please share with us the exact recipe you are using? I assume it is MacsMom's recipe, but I have seen her recipe posted a couple of times with ingredients missing. I actually made the cake with one of those recipes and then saw it posted later with additional ingredients. So, would you mind posting the recipe you are using so Sandy knows if she left anything out??

Thank you!!

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Rcrewof10 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:10pm
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I hope I am correct in saying this... try this recipe with Pillsbury. I used Pillsbury for almost all of these doctored up recipes. Also, Yes it is a very thick batter. As far as cooking goes... do you know if your oven temp is right? I know my 350 is not right. I've been cooking the most of the recipes at 325. It does take a long time to bake. I've been making them in 6x2 and it has taken up to 50 mins.

Let me know if I can help any more. I am by no means an expert with this recipe. I will help you as long as I can. MacsMom is the original poster of this recipe. She might end up being a better person to ask icon_smile.gif

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cavette Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:15pm
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Hello..... I was wondering could anyone please share with me where is the recipe posted? It sounds like a great flavor to try! Thank you very much

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JanH Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:19pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Abbiedal. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:


Eveything you need to know to bake, assemble, and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:


Above thread has popular CC recipes for: crusting American buttercreams, doctored cake mix (WASC and flavor variations) and fondant. And a ton of help links!!!

When I make any of the WASC cake recipes, I sift all the dry ingredients together into a large bowl, and mix all the wet ingredients in a second larger bowl.

Then I add the dry to the wet and beat for 2 mins. using a hand mixer at medium speed.

If using a stand mixer, I would mix at the lowest speed for 2 mins. or less.

When making the WASC into a dreamsicle cake, I use DH orange cake mix and orange extract in place of the almond. I frost/fill with Rich's Bettercreme.

Cake troubleshooting charts:





Improper mixing causes any number of problems in both scratch and cake mix/doctored cake mix recipes.

Here's a great site for learning proper cake making techniques & baking science:



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Rcrewof10 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:19pm
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Sure Tonia3604,

Orange Dreamsicle=MacsMom recipe

2 boxes white cake mix (I use Pillsbury)
2 cups melted orange sherbet
2/3 cup of OJ or diet orange soda (the last time I used regular orange soda instead of diet and it worked out fine)
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
3 (6oz) orange creamsicle yogurt (I used Yoplait orange creme flavored)
1 pkg vanilla pudding
6 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 T orange extract (I've only used 1 capful of the orange flavoring of Lorann gourmet)

You might have hit the nail on the head. I just checked as I had printed out the recipes before MacsMom updated the recent one. There is differences. So far both recipes have worked for me and I have changed them a little as I don't always have the right ingredients available to me. Thanks for catching that icon_smile.gif

I hope this helps Sandy


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tripleD Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:22pm
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Welcome sandy,
Maybe you opened the door to soon. And It was not baked long enough.

It seem when i use a doctored mix it takes longer to bake.

But Don't give up try again yu can always eat your mistakes and know one will know hahaha.unless you decide to post it on the disaster cake category.. don't worry i have my share on there.

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mbt4955 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:25pm
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Here is a Google link with Orange Dreamsicle plus lots of other yummy cakes.


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Abbiedal Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:00am
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Thank you all for all your help !!! I will try again.... The recipe Michele posted isn't the same recipe I originally copied from here So I'llretry this one!

Thank you again

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