Ornament Cakes

Ornament Cakes

This recipe makes two cakes, which can be centerpieces for your holiday tables and then served for dessert, too!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
Green and red food colors from 1 box (2.7 oz) Betty Crocker® classic gel food colors
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
Red string licorice, cut into 2 pieces (each 2 1/2 inches)
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® red decorating gel
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® green decorating gel
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter in half. Stir 4 drops green food color into one half; stir 4 drops red food color into other half. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Place each cake layer on serving plate. Frost cake rounds completely with white frosting. To decorate like ornaments, place 1 candy at top of each cake; bend licorice pieces to look like hooks. Insert licorice into top of each candy. Decorate each ornament as desired using red and green decorating gels. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Only need one ornament cake? Freeze the other layer, and frost when ready to use.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (Frosted, Undecorated))
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 32g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.