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Orange Dreamsicle Layer Cake

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Wonderful looking 3 tiered showstopper. People fought over this one at the dessert auction and it didn't disappoint. It's not just requested for Birthday's so it's really popular

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 4 Hours
  • Servings: 12
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  • 1 - pkg DH Orange Supreme Cake mix
  • 1 - 3 oz pkg orange jello
  • 1/3 cup. vegetable/canola oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure orane extract
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 8 oz container cool whip topping (thawed)

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Start the frosting first (has to chill for one hour)
  3. Combine sour cream and coconut in large bowl and refrigerate for one hour
  4. Lightly mist three (3) 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and then dust with flour (set aside)
  5. Put cake mix, orange jello, oil, eggs, extract and in a large mixing bowl
  6. Beat on low speed til moistened (about 30 seconds) then 2 minutes on medium
  7. Divide evenly between the pans (I use my scale to ensure even layers)
  8. Bake for 22 to 28 minutes (check cakes at 22 minutes)
  9. Cool cakes on wire racks
  10. Finish Frosting While cakes are cooling
  11. Add powdered sugar and orange juice to chilled coconut mixture and beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  12. Fold in whipped topping until just combined
  13. Spread frosting on top of first layer add second cake layer and spread some more frosting
  14. on top. Place third layer on and frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
  15. Place in cake saver and refrigerate at least 2 hours (very very good the next day too)

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Moist cake

Moist cake

I just wanted to comment. I raised my 6 children in Salem, NH. That was back in the 1960's. A friend of mine shared a recipe with me and my Duncan Heinz cake mixes became so moist. I used 4 eggs, 1 package of instant pudding, flavor of the cake, 2 cup of oil and cooked per the package instructions. Then some years later, don't know exactly when, Duncan Heinz put the pudding in the cake. People used to rave about my cakes, how moist and fresh they were. TYou. But, today, I just follow the package

Fresh Cranberry storage, cutting, or chopping.

Fresh Cranberry storage, cutting, or chopping.

I always freeze my fresh cranberries that way I don't have to worry about them "going bad" during the holidays and it is easier to chop/cut them for recipes.

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