Orange Crush Soda and boxed cake mix come together to create a super easy, moist, cake recipe to share for any special occasion.
You’ll Need :
1 box white cake mix
1 bottle or can Orange soda, measure out 12 oz.
½ lb butter, 2 sticks, room temperature
1 package cream cheese, 8oz., room temperature
1 lb. package confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Orange food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 2 cake pans.
In a big bowl, Combine cake mix and 1 can (or measure out 12 oz.) orange soda. DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO THE CAKE MIX.
Pour into greased and floured cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan then turn out to wire rack to cool completely.
In a mixer, combine butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
Whip together for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
Separate into thirds. In one bowl, add enough orange coloring for a deep orange. In the second bowl, make orange a few shades lighter. In the last bowl, even lighter.
Place one cooled cake on platter.
Top with a thin layer of the lightest color.
Top with the second layer of cake and spread a very thin layer of frosting over the entire cake.
Place each shade of orange-colored frosting in three separate pastry bags with a large star tip (Wilton 1M).
With the darkest color, swirl rosettes on the bottom. Repeat with middle color.
Finish with the lightest color.
If you do not want to make cream cheese frosting, you can easily buy a tub of vanilla frosting and use that instead.