Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

Calling all dinosaur lovers. Celebrate with a foolproof cake made using Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix, vanilla frosting and decorated with yellow candies.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or devil's food cake mix
cup water
cup vegetable oil
Tray or cardboard (18x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Betty Crocker® green gel food color
Assorted yellow round candies (candy-coated chocolate candies, candy coating wafers, chewy round candies)
Chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between pans. Bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. For easier handling, freeze cooled cake 45 minutes or until firm.
  2. Cut 1 cake in half lengthwise, making 2 half-circles. Sculpt 1 half-circle into a head and the other half-circle into a tail. For body, cut 1-inch slice from edge of remaining whole cake. From cut edge, cut out a small inverted U-shaped piece. Place body on tray; arrange head and tail pieces next to body.
  3. Spoon frosting into large bowl. Stir in enough food color until desired green color. Attach cake pieces with a small amount of frosting. Frost cake with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake.
  4. Decorate with yellow candies. Add chocolate chips for eyes. Store loosely covered.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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 cooking parchment paper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 3 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 59g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 43g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.