Bride of Frankenstein Cake

Bride of Frankenstein Cake

Go wild with ready-made decorating gel and icing on this wacky cake--all you need to add is the scream!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
drops green food color
can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker® white decorating icing
can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker® blue decorating icing
large green gumdrops
large white gumdrops
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® green decorating gel
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® red decorating gel
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Make cake batter as directed on box; pour into pans. Bake 32 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  2. Trim about 1/4 inch off top of each cake to level. On long serving platter (at least 18 inches), place cakes bottom sides up to make long rectangle.
  3. In small bowl, mix 1/3 cup of the frosting and the green food color until well blended. Frost one-fourth of cake (top and sides) with green frosting for face. Frost remaining cake with remaining white frosting.
  4. Using ribbon tips on decorating icing cans, draw alternating white and blue lines, beginning at edge of green frosting, to far end of cake.
  5. Place 1 green gumdrop on each side of face for ears and 1 for nose. For eyes, press white gumdrops, small ends down, on face. Use decorating gels for eye pupils, eye lashes, nose and lips. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The cake is easier to work with if you freeze it before cutting and decorating.
Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or parchment paper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 77g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 53g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.