Little Car Cakes

Little Car Cakes

Know someone who loves cars? Celebrate with coupe cakes! They'll sweetly please 2s to 92s!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Large tray or cardboard covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Blue, red, green and yellow food colors
Red or black string licorice
yellow round starlight candies
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
red or orange gumdrop
birthday cake candles
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of three 8x4-inch loaf pans, or spray bottoms with cooking spray.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on cake mix box. Divide batter evenly among pans.
  3. Bake 25 to 32 minutes (28 to 37 minutes for dark or nonstick pans) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Freeze cakes uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting.
  4. Remove 1/4 cup frosting from each container; set aside. To make purple frosting, stir 8 drops blue food color and 8 drops red food color into 1 container frosting. To make bright green frosting, stir 3 drops green food color and 3 drops yellow food color into other container frosting.
  5. Place 2 loaves, rounded sides down, on tray. To seal in crumbs, frost one with a thin layer of purple frosting; frost the other with a thin layer of green frosting. Cut remaining loaf crosswise in half; taper the cut edges slightly to form windshields. Place one half on each cake for cab, placing about 3 inches from front edge and with tapered windshield side toward front of car. Frost windows of cabs with a thin layer of reserved vanilla frosting; frost top and edges with a thin layer of colored frosting. Refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cars with same colors.
  6. Use licorice to outline windows and make bumpers. Add starlight candies for headlights and taillights; add cookies for wheels and the spares. Place gumdrop on top of 1 car for beacon and add candles for radio antennas. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 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.
Place loaves rounded sides down on tray, cutting third loaf in half. Taper each half piece and place on top of each whole loaf.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 530
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 4 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 80g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 57g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 5 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.