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 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Tint the frosting with blue food color to give the look of balloons floating across the sky.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
545
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
86g
86%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.