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Pirate Cake

Looking for a treasure of a cake to please your pirate? Cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and candies make it super easy. Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your pirate.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (15x12 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
chocolate-covered mint patty
1
large marshmallow, cut in half
1
blue gum ball or candy-coated chocolate candy
1
yellow ring-shaped hard candy
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ strawberry or other red chewy fruit snack (from 4.5-oz box)
1
black licorice rope
Square-shaped candy-coated gum
Betty Crocker™ chocolate decors

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of one 8-inch and one 9-inch round cake pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pans.
  • 2 Bake as directed on box. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • 3 Use serrated knife to cut 9-inch cake in half and cut hat as shown in diagram. Remaining half of 9-inch cake will form body of pirate. Cut 8-inch cake as directed in diagram. On tray, place cake pieces. Cut ears and nose from small pieces of cake; attach to cake with small amount of frosting.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir 2 teaspoons chocolate frosting into 1 1/3 cups of the vanilla frosting. Frost cake with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs; use the tinted frosting on the head, ears and nose, the chocolate frosting on the hat, and the white frosting on the shirt of the pirate. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting.
  • 5 Frost entire cake, using the same frostings. Add mint patty for eye patch, marshmallow slice and gum ball for eye, and ring-shaped candy for earring. Cut fruit snack into shapes for shirt stripes, mouth and strap for eye patch; place on cake. Cut licorice to fit hat. Add gum for teeth and chocolate decors for whiskers. Store loosely covered.

How to Make a Pirate Cake

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.

Make a display board for serving your pirate by covering a sturdy piece of cardboard with colorful wrapping paper, foil or cooking parchment paper.

Watch our how-to video to see each step of the process then print this handy cake template to make cutting out the pieces a snap.

Follow our Pirate Party Guide for table setting ideas, inexpensive treats and a complete foolproof menu.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
79g
79%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
57g
57%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 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; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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