1 (3-layer) cake

We've made this fancy Southern cake doable for anybody. The shortcut? Cake mix and frosting mix. You're just in charge of the gooey filling and baking the cake, of course.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool on wire racks. Wrap cake layers in nonstick aluminum foil and freeze 30 minutes. (This step aids in frosting the finished product.)

Step 2

Unwrap layers. Spread Raisin-Nut Filling between layers, reserving about 1 1/3 cups for top of cake.

Step 3

Beat frosting mix and 1/2 cup boiling water at low speed 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl; beat at high speed 5 to 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Spread frosting on sides of cake. Spread reserved filling on top of cake. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

mmsimpson1's Review

November 28, 2011
I have been looking for "The Lane Cake" receipe that my mother used to make from scratch, for a very special occasion! I remember the impression that the preparation was very "labor intensive." The taste of the cake was wonderful!

Susan Marie's Review

December 10, 2009
If you will just click on the Raisin and Nut Filling in the main ingredient list, the recipe will come up. I also found this confusing and thought they had failed to include the filling recipe.

dosayhm's Review

Susan Marie
December 12, 2008
If you had only mentioned something about the raisins and nuts, this recipe might be do-able!