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Cute Monkey Cake

Here’s a cake where monkeying around isn’t off limits—it’s encouraged! Go bananas with Betty Crocker cake mix, mint candies and plenty of chocolate frosting.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 14

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1/2
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ brown decorating gel
2
brown candy-coated chocolate candies

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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. Place paper baking cup in each of 2 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Fill 2 muffin cups about two-thirds full of batter. Divide remaining batter between cake pans. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch rounds and cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread with 1 cup of the chocolate frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Remove paper liners from cupcakes; trim rounded top off of each cupcake. Place cupcakes at top of cake for ears. Spread thin layer of chocolate frosting over cake and cupcakes to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 5 In small bowl, place vanilla frosting. Tint with chocolate frosting adding 1/2 teaspoon at a time until desired color is reached for monkey face. Spread frosting in kidney shape in center of cake for monkey face. Spread frosting in center of cupcakes for inner ears. Spoon remaining chocolate frosting into decorating bag fitted with grass icing tip (#233 or #133); pipe “fur” on side of cake, on top of cake around face and on cupcakes. With decorating gel, draw mouth, nose and line in inner ears. Add candies for eyes.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
77g
77%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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