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Welch's Back To School Party Cake

A back to school party cake topped with everyones favorite lunch addition Welch's fruit snacks.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Back to school cake, Fruit snack cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 245 kcal


  • Welch's Fruit Snacks
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup FRESH lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  1. To make the fruit snack cake for your back to school party, start by using a whisk or hand mixer to whisk wet ingredients together. Whisk for 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to fluff.

  2. In a separate large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking while you add.

  4. Once the batter is fully combined, add in lemon zest and gently mix with a spatula.

  5. Fill small circle pans that have been oiled and bake 350º F for 25 minutes. Once cakes are done, cool and stack them. Then frost! Here’s a lemon frosting recipe we love recreating at home.

  6. Lastly line each cake with Welch's Fruit Snacks to build excitement for a year of school lunches coming soon!