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shadow cake

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Recipe by
Marina Neff
Orlando, FL

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!

(1 rating)
method Bake

Ingredients For shadow cake

  • 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*