Citrus Sunshine Torte
1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix (plus ingredients to make
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups thawed, frozen whipped topping, divided
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, chopped (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)
Preheat oven to 325įF. Grease and flour three Nonstick Cake Pans. Prepare cake
mix according to package directions; divide batter equally among pans. Bake
25-30 minutes or until Cake Tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove
from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack, cool 5 minutes. Remove cakes from pans;
Using Lemon Zester/Scorer, zest orange and lemon to measure 1 teaspoon zest from
each; finely snip zest using Kitchen Shears. Juice orange and lemon using Juicer
to measure 1 tablespoon juice from each. Combine zest, juice, sour cream, milk
and pudding mix all at once in Small Batter Bowl; whisk just until mixture
begins to thicken using Stainless Steel Whisk. Immediately fold in 1 cup of the
whipped topping using Classic Scraper.
Place one cake layer top side down onto Simple Additions(TM) Medium Square.
Spread one-third of the pudding mixture evenly over cake layer using Large
Spreader. Top with second cake layer and one-third of the pudding mixture. Place
third cake layer over second layer; spread remaining pudding mixture over top of
Arrange mandarin oranges over center of cake, leaving a 1-inch border around
edge. Attach open star tip to Easy Accent(R) Decorator; fill with remaining 1
cup whipped topping. Pipe a decorative border around top edge of cake. If
desired, chop almonds using Food Chopper; sprinkle over top of cake. Garnish
with mint leaves, if desired. Serve using Slice 'N Serve(R).
Yield: 12 servings or 16 sample servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories 360, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 6 g,
Cholesterol 65 mg, Carbohydrate 48 g, Protein 4 g, Sodium 420 mg, Fiber less
than 1 g
Variations: Black Forest Torte: Substitute devilís food cake mix for the lemon
cake mix. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for the lemon and orange zest
and juice. Substitute 1 cup cherry pie filling for the mandarin orange segments.
Proceed as recipe directs.
Lemon Blueberry Cake: Substitute yellow cake mix for the lemon cake mix. Omit
orange zest and juice. Substitute 1 cup blueberry pie filling for the mandarin
orange segments. Proceed as recipe directs.