Make-Ahead Holiday Cake

Christmas in July!
A great cake for this busy time of year.

Make-Ahead Holiday Cake
Make-Ahead Holiday Cake

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream – whipped
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 carton (12 oz.) frozen whipped topping – thawed
  • Additional chocolate syrup
  • Mint leaves and red candied cherries – for decoration

What to do:

Line an 8 inch cake pan with foil, set aside. In a large bowl, combine milk and chocolate syrup, fold in whipped topping. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two 9 inch cake pans. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Transfer one cake to a serving plate. Remove frozen cream mixture from freezer. Carefully place on top of cake on serving plate (remove from foil). Top with the other cake. Return to freezer for 1 hour. Spread whipped cream over top and sides. Return to freezer for 2 hours. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Just before serving, drizzle with additional chocolate syrup, garnish with mint and cherries. Serves 8-10.

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Christmas Cake- Sweet Treat Saturday

Christmas in July!
A great cake for the holiday feast and fun to make.

Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 package devils food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (optional)

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Prepare and bake cake according to package direction, using a greased and floured 13 x 19 x 2 inch baking pan. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting on to a wire rack to cool completely.

For Filling: In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. In a small sauce pan, heat milk to 140 degrees F, cool for 2 minutes. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla and defrosted strawberries if using.
Split cake into two horizontal layers, spread filling over bottom cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer.

For topping, 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping thawed and 4-5 drops of green food coloring. Combine the whipped topping and food coloring. Spread over cake. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com

Cranberry Layer Cake

Christmas in July
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Cranberry Layer Cake
Cranberry Layer Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil, eggs and orange peel; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and orange peel; beat until blended. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com