April Fool's Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake

Looking for a baked dessert idea? Candy meatballs and vanilla frosting spaghetti give a sweet twist to the Italian favorite combo in this vanilla cake.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. golden vanilla cake mix with pudding
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup oil
3
eggs
1
(16-oz.) can vanilla frosting (not whipped)
1/2
cup strawberry ice cream topping
2
or 3 (2.25-oz.) small (1-inch) chewy chocolate candies, unwrapped
2
tablespoons grated vanilla candy coating or almond bark (from 1-oz. cube)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 1/2-quart ovenproof glass or metal bowl. Prepare cake mix batter as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour batter into greased and floured bowl.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in bowl on wire rack for 30 minutes. Run thin knife around edge of cake; invert cake onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3 Frost cooled cake with thin layer of frosting. Spoon remaining frosting into resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting onto cake to resemble spaghetti. Stir strawberry topping to soften; spoon topping onto top of cake to resemble spaghetti sauce, allowing some to drip down sides.
  • 4 Unwrap candies; microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds to soften. Break each candy into thirds; roll into "meatballs" and arrange on cake. Sprinkle grated candy coating over top of cake to resemble cheese.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
505
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
82g
82%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
70g
70%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 4 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.