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Off-the-Road Car Cake

Car buffs to little boys will race to see and eat this cake!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
package Betty Crocker™ pound cake mix
3/4
cup water or milk
2
eggs
1 1/2
tubs Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Food color
Tray or cardboard, 13x9 1/2 inches, covered
4
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1
tube (0.68 ounce) Betty Crocker™ black or brown decorating gel
Black and yellow licorice beans
1
white gum ball
2
red gum balls
Silver nonpareils

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water or milk and eggs. Pour into pans.
  • 2 Bake 33 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Cut and remove 3 inches from end of 1 loaf. Position pieces as shown in diagram for desired automobile. Freeze cut pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
  • 4 Reserve 1/2 cup of the frosting. Tint remaining frosting with food color. Place whole loaf on tray. Frost top with 1/3 cup tinted frosting. Top with cut layer, positioning for desired car. Trim corners for more rounded look if desired. Attach cookies for wheels, using small amount of frosting. Draw outline of windows with sharp knife. Frost windows and hubcaps with reserved white frosting. Frost sides and top of car with remaining tinted frosting, building up around wheels for fenders.
  • 5 Outline windows, hood, doors and bumpers with decorating gel. Use licorice beans for grill, door handles and signal lights. Cut gum balls in half; use for headlights and taillights. Make spoke markings on wheel with knife. Press 1 silver nonpareil in center of each wheel. Use silver nonpareils for hood ornament if desired. Silver nonpareils are not edible; remove them before eating cake.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Before frosting, brush off any crumbs from cake surfaces. Then create a “base” by spreading with a very thin coat of frosting. This prevents any cake crumbs from disturbing your perfectly frosted cake!

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
305
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
230 mg
230 %;
Total Carbohydrate
49 g
49 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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