Ornament Cakes

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

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
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
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
2
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
Red string licorice, cut into 2 pieces (each 2 1/2 inches)
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ red decorating gel
1
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.

Expert Tips

Only need one ornament cake? Freeze the other layer, and frost when ready to use.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Frosted, Undecorated)
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.