Panda Cake

Panda Cake

Have a wild party! Invite an adorable panda made easily with cake mix and ready-to-spread frosting.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (16x10 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
cup flaked coconut
chocolate wafer cookies, about 2 inches in diameter
large marshmallow
chocolate-covered candies
small black or red gumdrop
Black shoestring licorice
cup flaked coconut
teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of one 8-inch round pan and one 9-inch round pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pans.
  2. Bake and cool as directed on box. Cut 9-inch round as shown in diagram. Arrange pieces on tray to make panda as shown in diagram.
  3. Frost cake, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting. Sprinkle body with 1/2 cup flaked coconut, pressing gently to stick. Press 2 cookies into top of head at 45-degree angle for ears. Place 2 cookies for background of eyes and 4 on body for paws, placing bottom 2 cookies at 45-degree angle on bottom edge of cake.
  4. Cut marshmallow crosswise in half; place each half on a cookie for eyes. Place chocolate candies on marshmallow halves for pupils; fasten with small dab of frosting if necessary. Use small gumdrop for nose and shoestring licorice for mouth and outline of legs. Toss 1/3 cup coconut and the cocoa; carefully sprinkle within outlines of legs and on bottom portion of body. Store loosely covered.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 3 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 46g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.