Orange Crush Cake

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

This Orange Crush Cake is a light and fluffy cake that is infused with Orange Crush Soda, in both the cake and frosting for a delightfully moist and orange fragranced cake!

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

Have you ever made a cake with soda-pop in it?

It’s crazy to think how this works, but it actually makes the cake light and fluffy, while still keeping it moist and delicious!

I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the carbon dioxide in the soda, giving the cake those extra air pockets for fluffiness!?

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

This cake is actually super easy and can totally be adapted to any flavor soda you like!

My kids are obsessed with those tiny mandarin oranges, so I figured this would be a fun cake to make and then top with the oranges.

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

Not only is there orange soda in the cake, but I also used it to help make the creamy, two ingredient frosting!

Do you remember Dream Whip? It’s found in the same isle as the cake mixes, and is basically a powdered whipped cream. Usually you would combine it with milk, but I used some cold orange soda and HOLY COW! That is some good stuff!

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

The color of the cake and frosting turned a pale orange, which I thought was gorgeous.

Of course if you wanted a more vibrant orange you could always add a few drops of orange food coloring to the cake and frosting.

But with a pretty orange segment on top of each slice, I think this is just a super simple and pretty cake!

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

Once you taste this Orange Crush Cake, you’ll fall in love too.

Both the cake and frosting are light and fluffy, with just a hint of orange flavor.

It’s the perfect cake for summer!

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

Can you just imagine all the flavor possibilities with this?!

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Orange Crush Cake

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

This Orange Crush Cake is a light and fluffy cake that is infused with Orange Crush Soda, in both the cake and frosting for a delightfully moist and orange fragranced cake!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min.
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 1/4 cups cold orange soda, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 envelopes Dream Whip, whipped topping mix
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13″ cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the cake mix, 1 1/4 cups of cold orange soda, canola oil and eggs in a large bowl. Whisk on low speed for 30 seconds then increase speed to medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool completely.

Frosting:

  1. Combine 1 cup of the cold orange soda with 2 envelopes of the Dream Whip topping mix in a large bowl and beat on low for 30 seconds, then medium speed until soft peaks form. Spread topping over cooled cake and garnish with mandarin orange segments. Enjoy!

Keywords: orange crush, soda pop, cake, whipped topping

This Orange Crush Cake is a super simple dessert recipe that is infused with Orange Crush Soda! Perfect for pot lucks and kids!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
38 Responses
    1. Erin Parker

      I could not get the frosting to set!! I ended adding real whipping cream Andy sticking it in the freezer for a while. Any ideas about what I did wrong?? How do you mess up 2 envelopes and a cup of soda? The soda was cold and so was the bowl!

      1. Argh! I’m so sorry you had troubles with the frosting Erin. Could it be that the dream whip was old? Or maybe it didn’t get enough air into it when it was being whipped?

  1. teresa k curto

    going to try this cake … another easy cake recipe is 1 spice cake or any flavor cake mix will do use 9×13 pan … chill in fridge over night 2 cans cherry pie filling … put filling on top of cooled cake.. and place in fridge until ready to serve.. after piece is cut top with whipped cream.. pretty, easy and good !!!

    1. Hi Kathy, yes, you can put it on the day before and refrigerate. Personally, I think it’s best fresh, but it does last a day or two in the fridge.

      1. Kathy C,

        Well I did it fresh.. it was delicious.. everyone that tried it loved it,, so moist and so light..I will be making this for our church birthdays,,

  2. Jane

    I was looking for a light topping for some cupcakes I made for Easter dessert – they were just vanilla cupcakes – half I filled with lemon filling and the other half lime. I used your frosting recipe using lemon lime soda instead of the orange and wow it tastes good.! I can’t wait to try the orange on the orange cake! I’m sure it’s amazing )

  3. Michele

    Making this now but pondering about making it a pike cake with vanilla pudding so it’s more dreamscicle like. We’ll see if that works.

        1. Annette

          try it with a Jiffy cake mix, you know, those little boxes of mix we used (back in the day) with our easy bake ovens. Makes a small amount. Or, if you have one, check the Dollar tree store. Typically thier cake mixes are for 8×8 pans. use one package of dreamm whip & half the soda for the topping.

    1. No, the dream whip is a powder that is blended with the soda. If you would like just Cool Whip without the soda, then you can do that. Hope you enjoy!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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