Ladybug Cake

Ladybug Cake

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs or egg whites called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
Black paste food color
Red paste food color
tablespoons red sugar
large marshmallow, cut in half
Black string licorice, cut into 2-inch pieces
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 2-quart round heatproof bowl with shortening; lightly flour. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs or egg whites. Pour batter into bowl.
  2. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of bowl to loosen cake; remove from bowl to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. On serving plate, place cake, rounded side up, trimming bottom if needed. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the frosting and the black food color until blended. Mix remaining frosting and red food color until blended. Spread red frosting on two-thirds of cake; sprinkle with red sugar.
  4. Spread black frosting on remaining one-third of cake for head. Place remaining black frosting in decorating bag fitted with small round tip. Pipe wings and dots on sugared portion of cake.
  5. Add marshmallow pieces for eyes; pipe pupils with black frosting. Pipe red frosting for mouth. Insert licorice pieces into cake for antennae. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings (1 slice)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 36g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.