Peach Cake with Sour Peach Frosting

A peachy cake gets its fruity flavor from peach gelatin and peach candies and its ease in prep from a cake mix.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box
1
box (4-serving size) peach-flavored gelatin

Frosting

1
box (4-serving size) peach-flavored gelatin
1/4
cup water
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons lemon juice
2
to 3 teaspoons water
Red and yellow liquid food colors

Garnish

1
teaspoon granulated sugar
12
sour peach gummy candy rings, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans (do not use cooking spray); lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter between pans.
  • 2 Bake 8-inch rounds 32 to 37 minutes, 9-inch rounds 28 to 33 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In 2-cup microwavable bowl or measuring cup, stir 1 box gelatin into 1/4 cup water. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until mixture boils, stirring 2 to 3 times to dissolve gelatin. In large bowl, beat gelatin mixture, powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons water on low speed until frosting is thick but spreadable. (Add additional 1 teaspoon water if needed to make frosting spreadable.)
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Drop 2 drops red food color and 1 drop yellow food color on frosting on cake; swirl with spatula to create deep orange. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Add 1 or 2 drops red and yellow food colors to reserved frosting. Swirl around cake. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Decorate with peach candies. Cut cake gently with serrated knife. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Because this is a delicate cake, cool it completely before frosting and decorating. Use a serrated knife to cut it into pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
83g
83%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
66g
66%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.