Friendly Dinosaur Cake

Friendly Dinosaur Cake

Delight dino lovers with a friendly prehistoric creature cake. Tint the frosting purple for a wild, imaginative treat!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (18x10 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
drops green food color
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® green decorating gel
Red jelly bean
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  2. Cut cake as shown in diagram. Arrange pieces on tray to form dinosaur as shown in diagram. In small bowl, tint frosting with green food color. Attach pieces with small amount of frosting.
  3. Frost cake with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Spread remaining frosting evenly over cake. Let frosting set a few minutes. Carefully cover with paper towel and gently pat to give frosting a textured appearance; remove towel. Outline scales, legs, mouth, nose and eye with black gel. Decorate with green gel and jelly bean eye. Store loosely covered.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Purple frosting? Why not. Use food color paste to tint frosting to satisfy wild imaginations!
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.
*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 260mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 34g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 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;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.