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Construction Site Cake

This clever birthday cake is easy to make with Betty Crocker cake mix, ready-made frosting and a few toy trucks. There’s literally no way to mess it up!

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped chocolate frosting
1
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Orange food color
Green food color
4
pieces candy corn
3
new small plastic toy trucks
2
tablespoons chocolate-covered rock-shaped candy

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 8-inch rounds, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3 On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. In medium bowl, mix 2 containers chocolate frosting with 1/2 container vanilla frosting. Spread with 1/2 cup of the frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Spread thin layer of frosting over cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 4 Using serrated knife, cut a quarter out of top cake layer (as shown in photo). In bowl, crumble removed cake and mix with 1/2 cup frosting to look like dirt. Mound “dirt” on cake. Frost remaining cake thickly with remaining frosting.
  • 5 In small bowl, tint about 1/3 cup vanilla frosting with orange food color. Place on cake in circles for construction cones; top with candy corn. In small bowl, tint about 1/2 cup vanilla frosting with green food color for grass; place around cake. Place trucks on cake. Place rock-shaped candy in trucks.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

This cake looks good any way you hack into it. It’s a great cake for the novice to begin with!

To create a different look to this cake, bake a 13x9-inch cake and decorate with more “equipment.”

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
7g
7%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
102g
102%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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