Balloon Fun Cake

Balloon Fun Cake

Delight the kids with this beautiful baked balloon cake decorated with bon-bon cookies and string licorice over Betty Crocker® whipped fluffy white frosting - a delicious dessert.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 to 16

servings

2 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 2/3
cups sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3
cup baking cocoa
1 1/2
cups water
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1
container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® whipped fluffy white frosting
5
coconut-covered marshmallow bon-bon cookies
6
pieces string licorice
  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9 inch rectangular pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except frosting, cookies and licorice with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  4. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Decorate with cookies and licorice to look like balloons on strings.
Makes 12 to 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tint the frosting with blue food color to give the look of balloons floating across the sky.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 545
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 370mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 86g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.