Strawberry Grand Marnier Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • GOLDEN CAKE:
  • Preheat oven to 375°F Generously grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed or parchment paper. Grease paper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour, mixing on low speed.
  • Bake in prepared pans for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • GRAN MARNIER BRUSHING SYRUP.
  • Stir together sugar and water. Bring to boil. Set aside. Cool. Add Grand Marnier.
  • Using a pastry brush, soak cake thoroughly, at least twice with this syrup.
  • WHITE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING.
  • Cream butter and shortening with mixer.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating on medium speed.
  • Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
  • When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk or water and beat at medium speed until ready to use.
  • FOR ASSEMBLY.
  • Place one golden cake down.
  • Spread a layer of Smucker's Strawberry Preserves on cake.
  • Spread layer of buttercream icing on top of preserves.
  • Add second cake layer on top.
  • Frost with remaining buttercream frosting.
  • Decorate as desired.
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