Is there anything better than a good Fourth of July Cookout? We doubt it, so this week we will share some of our favorite “cook out ” recipes with you!
Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: according to package directions
Cool: 1 hour
•1pkg. 2-layer size German chocolate cake mix
•1 1/2tsp. ground ginger
•1tsp. finely shredded lime peel
•1 recipe Celebration Icing
•10 to 12 dark sweet cherries with stems
1.Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions except substitute cherry cola for the liquid called for and add ground ginger and lime peel. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
2.Use a serrated knife to cut top of cake level. Trim edges of cake. Discard trimmed pieces. Cut cake in half lengthwise into two 13×4-12-inch rectangles. Place one rectangle on a serving platter. Spread with tinted icing. Top with second rectangle. Spread with white icing. Refrigerate cake for 1 hour or until icing is set. Wrap cake in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours before serving. Top each slice with a cherry. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Celebration Icing: This recipe is based a 1-lb. box (about 412 cups) of powdered sugar. In a medium mixing bowl beat 13 cup butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in 2 cups powdered sugar. Divide the mixture in half. To half of the recipe beat in 2 tablespoons cherry spreadable fruit and red food coloring to make a pink icing. Gradually beat in enough powdered sugar for spreading consistency. To remaining half add enough powdered sugar for spreading consistency. Makes 10 to 12 servings.
•Servings Per Recipe 10 to 12 servings Calories554 Total Fat (g)19 Saturated Fat (g)6, Monounsaturated Fat (g)8, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3, Cholesterol (mg)81, Sodium (mg)457, Carbohydrate (g)96, Total Sugar (g)76, Protein (g)5, Vitamin C (DV%)1, Calcium (DV%)6, Iron (DV%)9, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet