My Wedding Cake Recipe

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1 box duncan hines classic white cake mix
3 whole, xl eggs
1/4 c canola oil
1 1/3 c water
1 tsp each of: almond, banana, butter, coconut, lemon, orange, pineapple & vanilla extracts or flavorings
2 c shortening
2 lb powdered sugar
1/3 c milk
1 tsp each of: almond, banana, butter, coconut, lemon, orange, pineapple & vanilla flavorings/extracts
dash(es) of salt, if desired

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Sharon P Recipe
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Casper, WY (pop. 55,316)
Member Since Mar 2010
Sharon's notes for this recipe:
Years ago when I 1st started to make wedding cakes, I set out to make them not taste like cardboard. I experimented; this is what I came up with, and people have told me every time that it's the best wedding cake they've ever had. Hope you enjoy it too.
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Spray pan with non-stick spray, and line with parchment paper. Mix cake according to directions. Whole eggs will give it a better texture and fuller flavor.
To the mixture add all the flavors/extracts ( 1 tsp each). This cake will not be pure white, but white enough for any wedding.
Bake as directed (350°) until toothpick comes out clean. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Cool cakes on cake racks until completely cooled. Cakes may be wrapped and frozen, if desired.
For icing/frosting:
Cream shortening. Alternate adding powdered sugar and 1 T. milk as needed. When ½ the sugar has been added, add the flavorings/extracts (1 tsp each). Then continue to add the rest of the sugar and milk. Mix on slow speed until incorporated. Then after each addition is blended, turn up mixer for a few seconds. This lightly fluffs the frosting. Remember to turn mixer back down before adding more ingredience. For frosting, you will need a thinned mixture; for decorating a stiffer icing is needed. Depending on the size of your cake, I usually make one recipe thin, one stiffer. To thin you can add more milk or clear corn syrup, until you have the consistency of mayonaise.(it may take more or less milk than called for. Add as needed for the consistency you want)
Frosting may be tinted with any cake color, and will keep well refrigerated in a tightly covered container for up to 2 weeks.

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user Penny Hall FantasyFaery54 - Oct 2, 2011
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user Penny Hall FantasyFaery54 - Oct 2, 2011
Sounds great Sharon!
user Darla Hill ladyhill - Oct 2, 2011
love it! Sharon
user Sharon P MKLadyS7 - Oct 2, 2011
Thank you, Penny and Darla. Hope you bake one soon, even if not for a wedding. My friends & family love it. Thanks again!
user sapa all sapa - Oct 3, 2011
this sounds like what i am looking for but i have a question or 2 in the list of ingredients you say 2 teaspoons of each of the 8 extracts listed. that means i need a total of 16 teaspoons of extract. then in the direction you state 1 teaspoon of each extract. i am sure it is a typo but am not sure which one is the mistake. 16 teaspoons of something added to a cake sounds like a lot, but so does 8 teaspoons.

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