Pink Almond Party Cake

Party time! Make a pretty pink cake with a kiss of almond flavor.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
teaspoons almond extract
6
drops red food color

Garnish

4
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
Red food color

Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup shortening
1
teaspoon almond extract
4
cups powdered sugar
4
to 5 tablespoons milk

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of two 9- or 8-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  • 2 Bake and cool as directed on box for 9- or 8-inch rounds.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring twice, until melted and smooth. Stir in 2 teaspoons oil. Spoon about half the melted coating into another bowl; stir in 2 or 3 drops food color to tint light pink.
  • 4 Line 6-oz custard cup or other small bowl with foil. Pour half of the untinted coating into foil-lined bowl. Drop half of the pink coating on top; pull a knife through coatings to make marbled design. Repeat with remaining untinted and tinted coatings, adding on top of marbled coatings. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set; remove from refrigerator. (If refrigerated longer, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.)
  • 5 In large bowl, beat butter, shortening, 1 teaspoon almond extract, the powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of the milk with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat on medium speed, adding enough of the remaining 1 tablespoon milk until fluffy and spreadable.
  • 6 Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate; frost top. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake.
  • 7 Remove coating from bowl; peel off foil. With vegetable peeler, make curls by pulling peeler around outside edge of block of coating. Place curls on top of cake. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Stir a teaspoon of almond extract into a container of Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting for a fast and delicious frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
77g
77%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
61g
61%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.