Layered Christmas Cake

You won't want to miss this moist cake layered by raspberry pie filling – perfect for Christmas.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
pkg. white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/4
cup oil
2
eggs

Frosting

2/3
cup butter, softened
4
cups powdered sugar
3
to 5 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1
teaspoon vanilla

Filling

1 1/3
cups raspberry pie filling

Bow

Red food color
1
(7-oz.) pkg. marzipan
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of the half-and-half, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and additional half-and-half one tablespoon at a time, beating until of desired spreading consistency.
  • 4 To assemble cake, cut cake crosswise into thirds, forming three 10x5-inch layers. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; pipe or spread small amount of frosting around top edge. Spread 2/3 cup raspberry pie filling on cake. Top with second cake layer; repeat with frosting and pie filling. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost cake with remaining frosting.
  • 5 Knead a few drops of red food color into marzipan until of desired color. Place between 2 sheets of parchment or waxed paper; roll to 1/4-inch thickness. With knife or pastry wheel, cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips. Place strips on cake to resemble ribbon on package; fold additional strips to form bow.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    610
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    400mg
    400%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    90g
    90%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    70g
    70%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 4 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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