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Cherry Vanilla Cola Cake

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This cake tastes like an old-fashioned soda fountain drink made to order, with just a hint of chocolate. It makes an eye-popping presentation and the Duncan Hines Cherry Vanilla Frosting tastes as wonderful as it looks!

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  • Servings: 12-16
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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cherry Vanilla Flavor Mix and 1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • 1 (8 oz.) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, well drained (reserve ¼ cup juice)
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cola flavored carbonated beverage

Baking Instructions

  1. Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cherry Vanilla Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  2. Spoon into a large bowl and beat in thawed whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate until cake is ready to assemble.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Spray three 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  5. Reserve 7 cherries for top of cake. Chop remaining cherries and drain on paper towels.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, beat reserved cherry juice, cake mix, cocoa powder, eggs, oil, and carbonated beverage together on medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Divide into prepared pans. Bake for 18-22 minutes until centers test done with a toothpick. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. To assemble, place 1 cake layer on cake plate. Spread with 1/3 of frosting mixture and sprinkle with half of chopped cherries. Repeat for second layer.
  8. Add third layer and spread remaining frosting on top and drape frosting about 2-inches apart almost to bottom down side of cake.
  9. Arrange reserved whole cherries on top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.
  10. To serve, cut into wedges. Cover and store remaining cake in refrigerator.
  11. Serves 12-16.

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Tips

cupcake sandwich

cupcake sandwich

Rip the bottom of the cupcake off and put it on top, to make a cupcake sandwich!. It also makes it easier to eat too!


center "humps" in cake

center "humps" in cake

my mom had this info back in the 70's from a decorating class she took. Back then she would use strips of towels that would fit around the outside of the cake pan. Wet it with cool water and wring it out . . . pin it in place around the outer edge of pan and bake. The reason for the "hump" is that the out edge bakes first and has time to settle leaving the inner "hump". No need to cut off the excess. Wilton makes these insulated strips that I have inherited from mom. Works every time!!!!!





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