Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Harvest Cake

This is the best cake I have ever tasted in my very favorite sweet flavors.
I'm sure that somewhere there is an actual recipe for a cake similar to this but I don't have it. All I got was a phone call from an excited daughter who loves the combination of dark chocolate and orange as much as I do. She rattled off ingredients but had no measurements or instructions so I made a couple of adjustments and experimented. Here's what I came up with and it worked perfectly.
Autumn Harvest Cake
1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
1 can Libby's Pumpkin - to replace the oil called for on box directions
3 Eggs - according to box directions
Water - according to box directions
Zest of 1 Orange

1 jar Orange Marmalade
1 can Dark Fudge Frosting

Mix according to package directions except: Omit the Oil. Add the can of pumpkin and the Zest. Bake as sheet or layer cake. Split in half to double the number of layers. (I cut a sheet cake in half & split each half to make 4 layers) Spread marmalade between the split layers and frosting topped with marmalade between the two actual halves. Frost the entire 4 layer cake with the remaining frosting. Enjoy...and, by the way, it's even better the second day.

1 comment:

cindylbaker said...

I heard RAVING stories about this cake, from someone who actually was there to taste this picture! Literally, he went on for ten minutes about the orange "pulp" bursting in his mouth, mixing with the chocolate in an amazing rush of decadent flavor! If that won't cause someone to go out in the middle of the night for the needed ingredients, I don't know what will! :-q