Creamsicle Cake – tender orange cake layers with an orange cream filling and an orange cream buttercream.
As a kid, there were two ice cream bars I would ALWAYS get from the ice cream truck that drove through our neighborhood in Southern California: a strawberry crunch bar and a creamsicle. I also have vivid memories of eating creamsicles while sitting on my grandparents’ porch with my brothers and cousins in Chicago during the humid summers. Don’t you just love how flavors and smells can invoke instant memories?!
Strawberry Crunch Cake
A few years ago, I took inspiration from the strawberry crunch ice cream bar to create my Strawberry Crunch Cake. With layers of strawberry cake, vanilla cake, strawberry buttercream and lots of crunchy cookie texture, the flavor of this cake was spot on! I knew that when I made a Creamsicle Cake, getting the flavor just right was crucial.
Now that it’s been a few years since the Strawberry Crunch Cake, it’s about time for the Creamsicle Cake! (I always get asked if I ever run out of cake ideas and honestly, I never do! In fact, I have a running list of flavors and because I’m continually adding to that list, some flavors get pushed back – like this one).
But as we approach another summer, I’m not letting it go by without this cake!
As you dig in to each element of this cake, you’ll get a subtle orange flavor that tastes just like the ice cream bar. The whipped filling and buttercream provide the cream element that pairs so perfectly with the tart orange flavor.
For decorating, I used the wide comb scraper from my new scraper set. I’ll be posting a video of this technique tomorrow and will make sure to include it here, as well, so you can see just how easy creating buttercream stripes is. In the meantime, make sure to check out this Instagram video for a quick tutorial.