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Sandra Lee's Grandma Lorraine's Birthday Cake

Be the Hit of the Party With This Yummy Gift

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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Here is her recipe for Grandma Lorraine's Birthday Cake, excerpted from Lee's book, "Made From Scratch, a Memoir."


  • 1 box yellow cake mix (18.25 oz.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white cranberry juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons raspberry extract
  • 1 can white frosting (16 oz.)
  • 1 pouch pink writing icings (6 oz.)
  • DecaCake Razzle Dazzle Rose flower
  • DecaCake Razzle Dazzle letter candy decorations
  • DecaCake, for decoration candy rainbow sprinkles, for decoration
  • Substitutes:
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Almond extract (or mint)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • White writing icing
  • Sports ball candies
  • coconut, shredded (mixed with green food coloring)
  • Cooking Directions

    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.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, frosting

    Course: Dessert

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