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Shirley Temple Cake Isn't Just For Kids This Time

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Who used to love drinking Shirley Temples when they were younger? They were a favorite of mine when I was a kid! I had completely forgotten about these delicious non-alcoholic cocktails until I stumbled upon this cake recipe.

Shirley Temple cake is a fun recipe to make when you're feeling nostalgic (but also not wanting to spend hours baking in the kitchen). It's quick, easy, and is basically fool-proof! Make this for birthdays, parties, family gatherings...or basically anytime you're craving cake. Let us know what you think! Is this a cake your crave, or do you prefer the classic drink?

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To make, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, vegetable oil and Cherry 7-Up.

Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish.

Bake for 32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake.

Remove cake once it's finished baking and let cool before adding frosting.

To make the frosting combine the powdered sugar, cherry juice and vanilla in a large bowl.

Cut the butter into chunks and add a little at a time. Beat for about 3 minutes until the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture is fluffy.

Frost the cake and garnish with whipped cream and cherries. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • White cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Cherry 7-up
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold butter

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, vegetable oil and Cherry 7-Up.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  4. Bake for 32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake.
  5. Remove cake once it's finished baking and let cool before adding frosting.
  6. To make the frosting combine the powdered sugar, cherry juice and vanilla in a large bowl.
  7. Cut the butter into chunks and add a little at a time. Beat for about 3 minutes until the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture is fluffy.
  8. Frost the cake and garnish with whipped cream and cherries. Enjoy!

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