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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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level smooth cake

I wanted to share a modern baking idea. I found a lid by cake marvel that helps produce a level cake. Very inexpensive compared too other level cake products out there. I have tried it with my favorite cake mixes: Duncan Hines pineapple, and strawberry. I have used the wet strips, but still have too do some trimming to get the cake nice and flat for layering and icing.


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