Off-the-Road Car Cake

Off-the-Road Car Cake

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

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package Betty Crocker® pound cake mix
cup water or milk
1 1/2
tubs Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Food color
Tray or cardboard, 13x9 1/2 inches, covered
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
tube (0.68 ounce) Betty Crocker® black or brown decorating gel
Black and yellow licorice beans
white gum ball
red gum balls
Silver nonpareils
  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.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How To
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!

Nutrition Information:

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