Easy Scarecrow Cake

Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help decorate it.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
tablespoon chocolate-flavored syrup
1
box (4 oz) waffle ice cream bowls (10 bowls)
1
box (4.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack rolls (6 rolls)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan.) Make and cool cake as directed on cake mix box for 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • 2 Place cake on serving plate. Stir together frosting and chocolate syrup; reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting. Spread remaining frosting over cake. For straw hat, place 1 waffle bowl upside down in center of cake. Stack 5 more bowls on first bowl.
  • 3 For hair, cut fruit snack into 14 (6-inch) strips and 14 (5-inch) strips. Cut each strip lengthwise to within 1 inch of top of strip. Place one 6-inch and 5-inch strip together, pressing together at uncut ends. Repeat with remaining strips. Randomly press pairs of strips on top of two-thirds of cake, overlapping as needed and allowing strips to hang over side of cake. Spread reserved 1/4 cup frosting over top of hair.
  • 4 For brim of hat, break remaining waffle bowls into 5 or 6 pieces each. Randomly press waffle pieces on top of cake, overlapping and tucking pieces as needed. Allow waffle pieces to hang over side of cake and over fruit snack strips. Cut pieces of remaining fruit snack for eyes and nose; press on cake. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Having a fund-raiser or bake sale? Sell raffle tickets for this cake. Lucky someone!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.