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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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Ingredients

  • 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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Tips

Decorating with Confectioners Sugar

Decorating with Confectioners Sugar

For an extra-special effect, use a stencil or cut waxed paper into 1/4 inch wide strips. Place stencil or strips in a diagonal pattern on top of cooled brownie or cookie bars before you cut them. Place confectioner's sugar in a tea strainer, then tap it lightly to dust your bar surface. Carefully remove the stencil or strips to reveal your pattern.


Assembling Terrific Tortes

Assembling Terrific Tortes

Since tortes are made up of several layers of cake and filling, their assembly is as much a part of the preparation as mixing and baking. It's best to chill the cake so you can easily split it into horizontal layers. Use a long, serrated knife for a clean cut and to minimize crumbs. If you notice that your cake is slightly domed, horizontally slice a thin layer off to make it easier to assemble your torte.





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