Sandra Lee's Grandma Lorraine's Birthday Cake
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Here is her recipe for Grandma Lorraine's Birthday Cake, excerpted from Lee's book, "Made From Scratch, a Memoir."
Bake two 8-inch cakes according to package directions, with the addition of 1 1/2 teaspoons extract to the batter and substituting white cranberry juice for water.
Let cakes cool completely. Transfer cake to an inverted 9-inch pie tin.
Add 1 teaspoon extract to frosting. Stir thoroughly. Frost entire cake. Use a star tip to pipe pink icing around the bottom of the cake where it meets the pie tin.
Decorate as desired.
Yield: 2 single layer cakes.