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Candy Corn Cake

Saw this cake on Wilton and had to make it, and of course it had to, for this D.H. woman, be made with none other than Duncan Hines Cake Mixes. I work at a major grocery store known for it's wonderful baked goods. I was so happy when, after trying this cake, not once, but twice the assistant bakery manager told me that was such a great cake, and loved the icing.

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  • Cake:
  • Checkerboard Cake Pan
  • 1 Box Duncan Hines Signature Orange Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 Box Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups of water for each mix
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil for each mix
  • Yellow and Orange Paste Colors
  • Florida High Humidity Icing:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream (more if needed)
  • 4 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 3 decorating bags
  • 3 #18 Star Tips
  • Candy Corn (optional)

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare cake pans by spraying with cooking spray. Set the insert divider in one of the three pans and set aside.
  3. Prepare both cake mixes in separate medium sized bowls. Remove one and half cups of batter from the coconut and set aside.
  4. To the remaining coconut mix add yellow coloring. To the orange cake mix add orange coloring.
  5. Into the center of the first pan, in the smallest area, place 1/2 cup of the coconut batter. Fill the middle area with orange batter half way up the pan. Fill the outside area with yellow batter half way up the pan.
  6. Very gently, lifting straight up take out insert. Wash, dry completely and repeat in the next two prepared pans.
  7. Bake 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely before icing. (I like to freeze my cakes for easier leveling and icing =)
  9. To prepare icing, cream shortening and butter until smooth. Add vanilla, butter flavoring, and coffee cream. Gradually add in powdered sugar until completely incorporated. This icing is great for decorating and perfect for high temps like we have almost all year long here in Florida.
  10. To decorate, prepare decorating bag with star tips. Place about one full cup of icing in first bag; set aside. Divide just about equally remaining icing *leaving just a scant more for the orange. Tint remaining one orange, one yellow.
  11. Level cakes. Starting with the center circle, decorate all three cakes with the white icing.
  12. Next decorate the orange middle section of all three cakes. Finish up with the outside perimeter using the yellow.
  13. Decorate outside edge of cake with candy corn.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

First of all I would like to say Thank you very much for the Strawberry Cupcake prize package, so for my daughters birthday in July she wanted cupcakes, so I got my creative juices flowing & came up with these. Mix Strawberry Cupcake mix & fill cups about half full, then mix up Duncan Hines Brownie mix & scoop about 1 tbsp of this mix on top of the cupcake, then bake as directed, Ice with cream cheese frosting & top with Chocolate Dipped Strawberry! I have so many amazing compliments... A must try. Thanks again Holly Cross

Substitutions for oil

Substitutions for oil

When you are baking brownies or cakes, you can replace the oil with cooked, rinsed, drained & pureed beans. Black beans are best with chocolate; pintos with carrot or spice cakes and white with yellow and/or white cakes. You don't notice the difference, and you also add protein & fiber.

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