Baby Block Cake

Baby Block Cake

Looking for a delicious dessert using Betty Crocker® cake mix, frosting and decorations? Then check out this beautiful cake that’s perfect for a baby shower!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
teaspoon almond extract
Blue and red food colors from 1 box (2.7 oz) Betty Crocker® classic gel food colors
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker® Easy Flow decorating icing (any colors)
Betty Crocker® Decorating Decors (any shape)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8-inch) square pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box, adding almond extract with the water. Divide batter in half. Stir 2 drops blue food color into one half; stir 2 drops red food color into other half. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch pans. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup white frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom side down. Spread frosting evenly on side and top of cake. Decorate cake as desired to look like baby block, using decorating icing and decors. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you'd prefer, use green and yellow Betty Crocker® classic gel food colors, or make both of the cakes the same color. You choose!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 32g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.