Sunshine Layer Cake

1
Jade Graves

By
@bourgie

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 - 12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1
    box of yellow cake mix
  • 1
    small box of instant lemon pudding
  • 4
    eggs
  • 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
  • 1
    thin sliced orange/lemon (garnish)

How to Make Sunshine Layer Cake

Step-by-Step

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