**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias** I vividly remember being a kid and having the refreshing SunnyD as my drink of choice after some outside fun. Do you all remember those days? Who can forget that simply fabulous orange drink. We’ll guess what- SunnyD is back! Yes, now you can share your love for SunnyD with your kids. I was so excited to hear about SunnyD being back that I immediately headed to my local Sam’s Club to get some for my kids! On a hot spring day, I went into my local Sam’s Club and found the 24ct. pack at a local end cap near the refrigerator section. It brought back so many fond memories to actually see them on the store shelves and to put them in my carts. The 24 count pack is a perfect size for our family! Best part is by buying them at Sam’s Club, I am saving money! They are currently at the highest rollback price from $5.38 vs. the original retail price of $5.98. A true score for a great drink if you ask me! When we got home, I wanted to introduce my kiddos to them. After one sip, Zane was hooked. I knew he would be because I was totally hooked as a kid. He immediately asked me if I could put one in his lunch box every day this week. Of course Zane! He knows deliciousness like I do! Then Hayley wanted to get in on the action so I told her we could do some baking with SunnyD. After all SunnyD is unapologetically fun! There is no doubt that having SunnyD after playing outside all summer, will allow us to have fun in the sun with a spectacular drink! Both her and I thought it might be fun to try a SunnyD Orange Poke Cake. She was my little baker and helper in this process so a lot of credit can be given to her. SunnyD Orange Poke Cake: Ingredients: -1 box yellow cake mix -3 eggs -1/2 cup melted butter -1 bottle of SunnyD -1 box of orange gelatin -1/4 cup water
. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix cake mix with the box of orange gelatin in bowl
. In another small bowl, mix eggs and melted butter. Slowly pour in SunnyD to this mixture. Have your kids have some fun by doing this part!
- Mix the two bowls together and fold in the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Add in your water to thicker the consistency.
- Pour into a round cake pan or bundt pan. Cook for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Take out of the oven and let cool for 25 minutes.
- I used cool whip and orange frosting, along with sprinkles to decorate the cake. The cool whip is a good whipped idea as long as you serve it right away since it does melt.
Enjoy! This cake was so unbelievably good and easy to do! It would make a wonderful summer cake and you can incorporate the good ole’ taste that everyone loves of SunnyD. Even my mother in law, who I claim is the world’s best baker, ate 2 servings of this cake and remarked how great it was. Hayley, my little baker, and I were so proud! SunnyD by itself is amazing but in this cake, it really stepped up the taste of some of the summer cake recipes I made. If you are looking for a refreshing drink that will make you have summer fun, SunnyD is the drink for you! Let’s have some fun this summer with SunnyD. How does that sound?! Be sure to check out more fun in the sun with SunnyD at WhereFunBegins.net. I’d love to hear how you have fun with SunnyD!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That is such a fun idea. I am sure my boys would love that 🙂
I remember the poke cakes from when I was a kid. I think they used to use jello.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks so good! My kids love Sunny D, so I’m sure this cake will be a huge hit. Thanks!
My kids love Sunny D and that looks like a fun summer cake! I will have to try making it this summer.
lisa @bitesforbabies says
This is the second post I’ve seen in chic someone has used a fruit juice in baked goods…who would have ever thought?!
This sound really good. I think I missed the poke part but just adding it to the ingredients sounds yummy too 🙂
Yum this looks and sounds amazing! I’ve never had a poke cake before, this would be so good to try!
Paula Schuck says
Sunny D has always been a favorite in our house. I never thought to add it to a cake but that sounds so good. Your cake came out great!
I have never heard of a Sunny D cake before, what an interesting recipe! I would love to try this.
Dawn McAlexander says
I know I love Sunny D, and if the cake tastes half as good as it looks I would love it! Thanks for the share!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a delicious cake. I like to add my Sunny D to my smoothies. I will have to try the cake recipe this weekend.
I never would have thought to add Sunny D into a poke cake! I love Sunny D it was one of my favorites when I was younger.
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
Oh wow, I’ve never thought of putting SunnyD in a cake before. It turned out great, so fun looking!
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
This sounds like such an awesomely yummy cake! Thanks so much for the recipe!
That’s a great idea. Can you believe I’ve never had a poke cake? Crazy… I know. 🙂 I’m willing to make up for lost time. 😉
Poke cakes are so good and moist! I can imagine adding SunnyD really adds a punch of orange flavor. My kids love SunnyD – so do the grandkids.
michele d says
My kids love Sunny D. I’m sure they would love for me to make this for them. It looks wonderful!
Chubskulit Rose says
That is one bright cake. MY kids used to drink Sunny D but it got so sweet for them. Incorporating it in a cake is a great idea.
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
What a fun looking recipe. What kiddo doesn’t love the taste of SunnyD? Thanks for sharing.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
OMG, this looks delicious. I love the color!
Jennifer Stewart says
What a great cake! I love that the kids can get involved and make this with fun flavors that they like!
This cake turned out amazing. I have never considered baking with SunnyD, maybe because kids drink it too fast for me to use
I wish I liked Sunny D because this cake looks yummy! Maybe I’ll try it just to see how it goes.
Modern Pilgrim says
Poke cakes are awesome. Sunny D is awesome. This dessert must be awesome!!
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
That’s really unique! I used to love Sunny D as a kid. This cake looks really moist and yummy.
How delicious! Believe it or not, I have never baked a cake before (not much of a cake person), but I wouldn’t mind trying something like this.
How fun to make a poke cake with SunnyD! My boys will love this! #client
Winter White says
I love recipes like this- easy, yummy and kid friendly! This is genius!
Great variation on a cake. You could add SunnyD to a lot of things and make them all better. We like to do it with lemon lime soda as a punch.
Sandra Watts says
Yummy, I like the Kool aid poke cakes too. It makes them so moist made this way.
James Robert says
I have never had an orange cake before but wow, it looks and sounds great
Nicholas Balandiat says
This looks DELICIOUS! I never thought of an orange cake before! NICE
denise low says
Looks very delicious. Thank you for the recipe. May have to try this