Shadow Cake

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Marina Neff


Many Many years ago a bunch of my online friends got together to do a mass recipe swap in the hopes of writing a cookbook to benefit an animal shelter. While the cookbook never got off the ground, I saved all the recipes that came out of it and this was one of them. Very simple to make and yummy to eat!


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  • CAKE:

  • 1 box
    cake mix, devils food with pudding in the mix
  • 1/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3
  • ICING:

  • 2 pt
    whipping cream
  • 2 c
    10 x sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Shadow Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch cake pans (can use cocoa powder instead of flour if you wish)
  2. Combine all cake ingredients in a large bowl and beat at low speed till moist. Then on high for approximately 2 minutes
  3. pour into prepared pans and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely before icing the cakes.
  4. for Icing: Combine all the icing ingredients in a large bowl and beat on high till stiff peaks form.
  5. Divide both cake layers in half so you have 4 layers. Spread the icing evenly between layers, top, and sides. *Looks pretty when decorated with fanned out strawberry slices on top*

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About Shadow Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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