Feb 09

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My Take on Danish Layer Cake

While I was out grocery shopping the other day, I came across Smucker’s Seedless Red Raspberry Jam. That’s right, seedless! Immediately, I knew what I wanted to do with it, other than toast a zillion english muffins and spread it on them! I would try to make my own version of a Danish Layer Cake. AND I would try it for my husband’s birthday!

My husband’s all-time favorite birthday cake is O&H Bakery’s Danish Layer Cake. It is a layer cake consisting of yellow cake layers with a vanilla custard and raspberry jam in between each layer. Let me be real clear, the custard and jam are together in each layer. The frosting is buttercream, I think. So why did I try my hand at making one? Well, out of love for another family member who can not have berry seeds.

What did I get myself into this time? This would be my first time making a Danish Layer cake, my husband’s favorite choice of birthday cake, when I know full well that I don’t like to read directions or measure…. Why not?! Did I mention that I only bought enough ingredients for one attempt?


IT TURNED OUT GREAT! Not only did my husband like it, our kids loved it. Our 4 year old asked me to make it for his birthday!

My Take on Danish Layer Cake

My Take on Danish Layer Cake


  • Butter Yellow Cake Mix
  • One jar Smucker's Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
  • One large box of Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Parchment Paper
  • 3 baking sheets *I used pizza pans


  1. Preheat oven according to cake directions
  2. Line baking pans with parchment paper
  3. Trace a circular cake dish or serving plate on each parchment paper as a stencil
  4. Mix the cake mix (or your own recipe)
  5. Pour cake batter into each circle on the parchment paper lined pans, making sure to reach the edges
  6. (My three pans took slightly less than 1/2 of the cake batter)
  7. Bake cakes, checking after 7 minutes for doneness. Mine took almost 15 mins each.
  8. Meanwhile, mix up the pudding according to directions and let chill
  9. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool
  10. Prior to assembly, you may want to trim the cake layers (remember the circles you drew onto the parchment paper?)
  11. Then, place 1 cake layer down on serving dish
  12. Spread a nice layer of pudding about as thick as the cake layer onto cake
  13. Flip the other cake layer over and spread 1/3 of the jam onto it
  14. Then flip it onto the pudding layer as if you are putting together a peanut butter & jelly sandwich
  15. Repeat for the following layer
  16. After you've placed the top cake layer, I put 2 lollipop sticks into the cake to hold it steady. It sure was slippery and sliding when I started to frost it!
  17. Frost the cake and decorate however you like
  18. Finally, dig in!


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  1. Lara

    LOOKS SO GOOD!! I love it! I am definitely making this! Hope the birthday was wonderful! I love that you only bought enough for one attempt!!

  2. Marika

    Thanks! Please let me know how it tuns out!

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