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Panda Cake

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

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 8 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
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
1/2
cup flaked coconut
8
chocolate wafer cookies, about 2 inches in diameter
1
large marshmallow
2
chocolate-covered candies
1
small black or red gumdrop
Black shoestring licorice
1/3
cup flaked coconut
1
teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

Pandas Forever Birthday Party

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
65g
65%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
46g
46%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.

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