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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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Temp for Baking Cake

Temp for Baking Cake

I took a cake decorating class and was taught to drop the oven temp down to about 265 F (I was actually taught 130C, I live in Australia and we are metric) and bake the cake or cupcakes a bit longer testing til done for a much moister cake. Also I made the French Vanilla Cake mix and instead of using water I used milk and I added an extra egg. I had rave reviews from all. No could believe it was a "box: cake.


Butter Cakes

Butter Cakes

I find that any of the cake mixes can be enhanced and made richer by using 1 stick of butter subbed for the oil in most of the recipes. I cream the butter first and then add the eggs and mix till fairly smooth. Then I add the mix and water a little at a time till the consistency is smooth and light. I usually cut the water by as much as a 1/8 cup. Bake as usual. You'll find that the cake is more like a sponge cake with half the trouble and ingredients.





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