Sunshine Layer Cake

Jade Graves


This is a great variation on the traditional rum cake! It is rich and smooth with deep citrus flavor. And the flavored buttercream frosting is an added treat!


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 - 12
45 Min
1 Hr


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box of yellow cake mix
small box of instant lemon pudding
1/2 c
cold water
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
light rum
1/2 c
butter flavor shortening
1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 tsp
orange extract
4 c
confectioner's sugar (sifted)
2 Tbsp
evaporated milk
3 Tbsp
light corn syrup
thin sliced orange/lemon (garnish)

How to Make Sunshine Layer Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Grease & flour 2 8" cake pans.
  • 3Mix together: cake mix, pudding, eggs, water, oil and rum.
  • 4Pour batter into pans and bake for 55 - 60 minutes.
  • 5On medium speed, cream shortening, butter and sugar together.
  • 6Add orange extract.
  • 7Gradually add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until all the sugar has been incorporated.
  • 8Slowly begin to add milk and corn syrup.
  • 9On high speed, beat until fluffy.
  • 10Refrigerate frosting until cakes have cooled, crumbs have been dusted off and the cake is ready to frost.
  • 11Garnish cake with thin slices of oranges/lemons!

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About Sunshine Layer Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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