White cake mix combined with cinnamon makes a convincing center when the cake is cut, but any flavor Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix can be used.
The cake baked in the metal bowl will take twice as long as baking it in a regular cake pan. If the cake isn’t completely baked at 55 minutes, check every 5 minutes thereafter.
A chilled cake is more firm and easier to carve than a room-temperature cake, so don’t skip the refrigeration! Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Be careful when carving the two side pieces away from the cake. They should remain in one piece so the drumsticks can be carved from them.
Paper turkey frills are sold at specialty cooking stores or you can cut your own from a piece of copy paper.
Prepared caramel syrup may be used in place of the maple syrup.