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Dreamsicle Shooters - the Recipe 
Aug. 11, 2009 2:33 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2009 9:27 am
Dreamsicle Shooters

This refreshing bite-size treat is great in the summer, but delicious any time of the year.

Prep Time: 1 hour 30
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Ready In: 3 hours  (give or take)

1 (18.25 ounce) package orange cake mix OR
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix and 2 teaspoons orange extract
1 packet dry Dream Whip mix

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup cold milk
4 Tablespoons Triple Sec or other orange flavoring
1 (8 ounce) tub of whipped topping, thawed

Mandarin orange sections, well-drained and blotted dry.

1. Prepare the cake according to package directions adding the dry Dream Whip mix to the batter.  If you are using a yellow cake, add orange coloring to the batter for better presentation. I used gel.
2. Bake, according to the package directions in a 10x14 pan or two 9x13 pans to have thinner layers.
3. Cool completely in the pan and turn out on waxed paper.
4. Meanwhile, make the topping by mixing the pudding, milk, liquor and whipped topping and chill thoroughly.
5. Press and twist the bottom of a 1.5 oz. shooter cup to make a slight indentation on the bottom of the cake.  Use a sharp knife to cut out the "tube" of cake.  Place the cake in the shooter glasses or cups. 
6. Place the topping in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny tip off of one corner.  Gently squeeze the topping onto the cake in the shooter glasses. 
7. Cut a small slit in the edge of the orange sections and hang on the side of the glass.
8. You can, of course, bake and serve this as a regular sheet or layer cake.
The topping is what makes this so yummy.  It seals the top and prevents the cake from drying out.
Dreamsicle Shooters
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Aug. 11, 2009 2:39 pm
Oh, those look YUM! I hope you submitted this!
Aug. 11, 2009 2:44 pm
I did - but I won't hold my breath waiting for it to be published!
Aug. 11, 2009 6:06 pm
Looks really nice and seems easy to make them. Thanks!
Aug. 11, 2009 6:41 pm
Wow, I'm in love.... &hearts;
Aug. 11, 2009 7:51 pm
I just saved this as a web link. Love the shot glass presentation.
Aug. 11, 2009 10:40 pm
I just saved this link too. Thanks SWCHEF !!! Looks so good.
Aug. 11, 2009 11:10 pm
Your joie de vivre is contagious! Everyone must want to be your friend. This was an enjoyable and motivating read. Can't wait to hear about your next adventure!
Aug. 12, 2009 6:11 am
Oh thank you, ADRIENNE L - I have good friends that are willing to put up with my antics!
Aug. 12, 2009 9:36 am
These look so tasty!! Thanks for sharing!
Aug. 12, 2009 11:40 am
Good Lord, those look good...I'm gonna have to figure out what dry Dream Whip mix is,though. Never heard of it.
Aug. 12, 2009 11:58 am
Dream Whip is a whipped topping mix that was very popular before Cool Whip was invented. It comes in a box w/ two packets. I used one packet. It's made by kraft foods.
Aug. 12, 2009 4:37 pm
Gotta love that Dream Whip! Those shooters look amazing and I just know they taste as good as they look. I am saving this thread for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Aug. 13, 2009 7:16 am
Thanks, BSM - they are tasty. And the topping really does seal the cake and keeps it fresh. I placed the leftovers on a small tray and covered them w/ plastic wrap and they're still good 4 days later.
Aug. 15, 2009 9:27 am
Cant wait to try this recipe. Sounds refresing on an August day in St Louis. Thanks for sharing and happy cooking.
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