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Chocolate (or Orange) Dump Cake & Frosting Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stacey Miller

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Chocolate Dump Cake


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
⅓ cup cocoa (if chocolate**)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
cup canola oil
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together well. Pour into two 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25- 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Once the cake has cooled, frost one cake with your desired frosting. (See recipe for Orange Frosting and Chocolate Frosting) Set second cake on top of first frosted layer and frost the top and sides.

**This recipe makes a delicious orange cake. To make it orange, omit the cocoa and add the zest of one orange. Or, go crazy and make it chocolate orange!

Also, if you want a four layer cake, cut each cake in half horizontally after they have cooled.
 

Chocolate Frosting


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup butter (8 Tablespoons), softened
⅔ cup cocoa
3 cups powder sugar, sifted
⅓ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
teaspoon salt

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat the butter and cocoa together until smooth, about 1-3 minutes. Beat in everything else until creamy and smooth. Beat entire mixture on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.
 

Orange Frosting


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter (16 Tablespoons), softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powder sugar
2 Tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)
Zest from one orange

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and vanilla until butter is light in color, about 3 minutes. Add powder sugar cup at a time, mixing completely after each addition. While mixing, add cream (or milk) until desired consistency is reached. Beat on medium speed until frosting is light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add orange zest and mix until just combined.

 

 

 

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