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No. 1 Cutout Cake

This little cake says, “I’m one!” in a big way. All you need is Betty Crocker cake mix, an 8” x 4” loaf pan, a knife to create the number one shape using a Betty Crocker template, and some frosting. Add your own twist to the toppings, including baby’s favorite bits of fruit, crushed animal crackers, sprinkles, cereal and more. Print out this template and use it as a guide.

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 20

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™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Green food color

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray, and place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Place 1 3/4 cups batter into loaf pan. Spoon remaining batter into muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake loaf cake 35 to 40 minutes and cupcakes 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze loaf cake 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • 4 Stir together 1/2 cup frosting and green food color to desired color. Spoon green frosting into decorating bag fitted with small round tip; set aside.
  • 5 Trim rounded top off loaf cake. Place loaf cake cut side down on plate. Trim cake into number one shape using template as a guide. Frost sides and top of cake with white frosting. Pipe green frosting into stripes on cake. Use remaining frosting to frost cupcakes.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

For a fun sprinkle cake simply frost the entire cake in white frosting and cover with sprinkles.

*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup water.

For a healthier first birthday cake, add bananas to the mix! Make cake as directed in recipe above--except use 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix, 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium), 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water and 3 eggs.

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