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Peach Cake with Sour Peach Frosting

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12
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A peachy cake gets its fruity flavour from peach gelatin and peach candies and its ease in prep from a cake mix.
Created Dec 11, 2014
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* White Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

  • 1 box (4-serving size) peach-flavoured gelatin
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  • 4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tsp (10-15 mL) water
  • Red and yellow liquid food colours

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  • 12 sour peach gummy candy rings, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark nonstick pans). Grease bottoms of two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 1/4 cups water, the oil, eggs and 1 box gelatin with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter between pans.
  • 2
    Bake 8-inch rounds 29 to 34 minutes, 9-inch rounds 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In 2-cup microwavable bowl or measuring cup, stir 1 box gelatin into 1/4 cup water. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until mixture boils, stirring 2 to 3 times to dissolve gelatin. In large bowl, beat gelatin mixture, icing sugar, butter, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons water on low speed until frosting is thick but spreadable. (Add additional 1 teaspoon water if needed to make frosting spreadable.)
  • 4
    On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Drop 2 drops red food color and 1 drop yellow food color on frosting on cake; swirl with spatula to create deep orange. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Add 1 or 2 drops red and yellow food colors to reserved frosting. Swirl around cake. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Decorate with peach candies. Cut cake gently with serrated knife. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Because this is a delicate cake, cool it completely before frosting and decorating. Use a serrated knife to cut it into pieces.

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