Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake. A sponge cake soaked in tart, sweet orange syrup and then covered in a creamy mascarpone based frosting. So luscious!
Building on yesterday’s contention that a great sponge cake holds many dessert possibilities, here is a easy but decadent recipe inspired by the ever popular Creamsicle frozen treat.
Using the simple sponge cake as a base, the cake is soaked in a honey and orange syrup before being slathered in an amazingly rich vanilla, mascarpone and whipped cream frosting; truly worthy of any celebratory occasion.
This creamsicle cake recipe uses our old fashioned Sponge Cake that you will need to prepare and let cool before making the orange syrup and frosting. Get that sponge cake recipe here.
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Originally published March 2010. Updated May 2019 to provide a printable recipe card and additional nutritional information.
Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake - a sponge cake soaked in tart, sweet orange syrup and then covered in a creamy mascarpone based frosting. So luscious!
- 1 sponge cake
- 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup icing sugar, powdered sugar
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- Mix together the orange juice concentrate and honey.
- Using a fork or wooden skewer poke plenty of holes all over the surface of both cake layers.
- Spoon the honey and orange syrup over the surface of both cake layers. You may need to do this in several attempts allowing the syrup to soak into the cake between applications.
- Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla to firm peaks.
- Remove about 3/4 of the whipped cream from the bowl and to the remaining 1/4 of the whipped cream, whip in the mascarpone cheese until smooth.
- Gently fold this mixture into the reserved whipped cream and frost the middle , sides and top of the cake with the frosting.
- Garnish with additional whipped cream and orange slices if desired.
- Chill the cake for a couple of hours before serving.
Nutritional information does not include the actual sponge cake, just the filling and frosting. The sponge cake adds only another 136 calories per slice.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 403 Total Fat 32g Saturated Fat 19g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 9g Cholesterol 96mg Sodium 175mg Carbohydrates 29g Fiber 0g Sugar 27g Protein 3g