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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Orange Strawberry Layer Cake

I decided to try something different the other day.  The kids had had a rough day and I wanted to make them a cake.  I didn't have time to make a cake from scratch so I brought out one of the Betty Crocker gluten free "plain" cake mixes I had in the basement.  Actually, I got out two.  And this is what I created.
And yes it tastes as good or better than it looks!  It is also super easy to make.  Here's what I did.

Take one Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix and follow the directions except I used orange juice in one to sub out 1/2 cup of the water and strawberry juice in the other to sub out 1/2 cup of the water.  These gave it great flavor and great color!  I made them each in a 9 by 13 and after letting them cool a few minutes put them out on racks to cool the rest of the way.  I then inverted one onto a the orange cake on a cookie sheet and topped it with cool whip.  After that, I placed the strawberry cake on top.  Topped with more cool whip and fruit.  The kids thought it was the best thing ever and it really was good!

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14 comments:

  1. What a great way to quickly change the flavor of a box mix and make it your own. I'll have to remember this! In fact I'll pin it to come back to it later. Thanks!

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  2. Chelsea SaulpaughJune 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    What an awesome idea! This would make a wonderful dessert dish at an outdoor cookout during the summer.

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  3. oh wow what a great idea and it looks delicious! i gotta try this out! it doesnt seem too hard to do either and i bet it tastes amazing!

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  4. Great idea. I will be trying this. Looks delish!! :)

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  5. I love this idea! I'm making this tomorrow.

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  6. Very creative, I love the idea! Looks yummy >.<

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  7. This sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing

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  8. This looks so good, I love the orange and strawberry combo!

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  9. I never had this combination but I love the looks of it and i like the added touch of the fruit on top

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  10. This looks so delicious! It's so colorful, too, I love it! I've got to make this for sure! Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. Cake looks wonderful...a must try....BUT!!! "Chemical" Whip??? REALLY??? Why not real whipped cream or coconut whip cream??? Cool Whip is sooooooooooo not good for anyone...

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