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Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake

Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake. A sponge cake soaked in tart, sweet orange syrup and then covered in a creamy mascarpone based frosting. So luscious!

Orange Creamsicle Cake photo of entire completed cake on a clear glass cake plate

Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake.

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.

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Originally published March 2010. Updated May 2019 to provide a printable recipe card and additional nutritional information.

Orange Creamsicle Cake photo of entire completed cake on a clear glass cake plate
Yield: 12 servings

Easy Orange Creamsicle Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

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


  1. Mix together the orange juice concentrate and honey.
  2. Using a fork or wooden skewer poke plenty of holes all over the surface of both cake layers.
  3. 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.
  4. Whip the cream, icing sugar and vanilla to firm peaks.
  5. 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.
  6. Gently fold this mixture into the reserved whipped cream and frost the middle , sides and top of the cake with the frosting.
  7. Garnish with additional whipped cream and orange slices if desired.
  8. 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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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 403Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 96mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 0gSugar 27gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Monday 20th of May 2019

Barry, Do you leave the lemon extract out of the sponge cake when making the creamsicle version?


Monday 20th of May 2019

Barry: This cake should be outlawed! Now I'll have to make it, have one slice (small) and give the rest away. Otherwise, I'll sit and eat the entire thing. Creamsicles are my favourite.


Wednesday 2nd of February 2011

This was a big hit. Thanks, Barry!

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 26th of January 2011

Hi Nancy,

I wouldn't hesitate at all to make it the day beforehand. In my experience the mascarpone frosting will still hold up well for 24 hours and you may be right about that honey/orange syrup soaking in. Enjoy.


Wednesday 26th of January 2011

Hi Barry,This looks like a great recipe! It's a sophisticated twist on orange creamsicle. I was wondering if you prefer to eat this cake the same day or the next day? I think the orange/honey syrup might soak in better like tres leches cakes? I wanted to make it the night before a birthday party.


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