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12 Day Mix Up: GF Cherry Vanilla Layer Cake

December 3, 2013

This recipe comes from Karen Eidson of Fabgrandma Reviews. The direct link can be found here. Be sure to follow Fabgrandma on Facebook and Twitter!



1 Box of Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Old Fashioned Yellow Cake Mix

1 Can of Gluten Free Cherry Pie Filling

1/2 Cup of Butter, Earth Balance Shortening or Earth Balance Buttery Spread 

1/2 Cup of Milk or Water

2 Large Eggs

1tsp Gluten Free Vanilla

Smart Balance Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Frosting

Although I live at an altitude of more than 8,500 feet, AND I live fulltime in an RV, AND my oven is consistently 50 degrees off so that I have to guess at the temperature settings, this cake turned out really well. (Please do not look too closely at the sticks in the cake).

To make my Cherry Vanilla Layer Cake using Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry Old Fashioned Cake & Cookie Mix, make the cake according to the instructions on the box. You’ll need to add these ingredients to the mix: 1/2 cup shortening, softened butter, or spread; 2 large eggs; 1 tsp gluten free vanilla; and 1/2 cup water or milk.  Bake in a lightly greased 8 X 8 baking pan.


When the cake is done, and completely cooled, remove it from the pan and cut in half. I also trimmed off part of the top of the cake so that it would be level.  Place one half of the cake on a cake plate. Spoon 1/2 of a can of your favorite gluten free brand of cherry pie filling on top of the layer. Place the second half on top of the first one with the cherry pie filling on it.  It was at this point that I had to put the sticks, or skewers, in the cake, to keep the second layer from sliding off.  Frost the cake with your favorite brand of vanilla cake frosting. Spread more of the cherry pie filling on the top of the cake, letting it run off the top some.

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