Daily Recipe - Cherry and Vanilla Layered Cake

by Divine Domesticity on April 9th, 2008

I know, okay? I know, I know, I know. Cake mixes are evil. No one should ever stoop so low as to make them. Blah-dee-dah. If I lie and say that I agree with all that, can we just move on? Good. now make this cake.

Cherry and Vanilla Layered Cake
6-8 servings

1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. water
2 -3 eggs, depending on instructions on box of cake mix.
15 maraschino cherries, approximately
3/4 c. maraschino juice
Seeds of one vanilla bean
Frosting recipe of your choice or *dare I say it* a premade jar of frosting

1. Preheat oven to box directions. Drain the cherries reserving juice; chop cherries in half and reserve.

2. Prepare cake mix according to box directions, adding water and cherry juice to equal the amount of liquid needed for cake mix. (In my case, the amount of water called for on the box was 1 1/4 c. I substituted 3/4 c. cherry juice and 1/2 c. water instead)

3. Fold the cherries and vanilla bean seeds into the cake mix; stirring by hand. Pour mix into 2 round cake pans and bake in preheated oven.

4. When cake has completely cooled, frost; serve and keep unused portions in refrigerator.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com


Queen B said...

This looks yummy!!! Thanks!

My Vintage Kitchen said...

I LOVE this cake! It's so pretty and well CHERRY! I keep thinking I'm going to try something with Angel food and cherries.

carrie said...

I think I just died.

That looks delicious!