Ladybug Cake

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow or white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs or egg whites called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
Black paste food color
Red paste food color
3
tablespoons red sugar
1
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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
36g
36%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.