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Scarecrow Cake

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help decorate it.

Ingredients

3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup buttermilk
3/4
cup water
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
tablespoon chocolate-flavored syrup
1
box (4 oz) waffle ice cream bowls (10 bowls)
1
box (4.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit snack rolls (6 rolls)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat all ingredients except frosting, syrup, waffle bowls and fruit snack with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 3 Place cake on serving plate. Stir together frosting and syrup; reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting. Spread remaining frosting over cake. For straw hat, place 1 waffle bowl upside down in center of cake. Stack 5 more bowls on first bowl.
  • 4 For hair, cut fruit snack into 14 (6-inch) strips and 14 (5-inch) strips. Cut each strip lengthwise to within 1 inch of top of strip. Place one 6-inch and 5-inch strip together, pressing together at uncut ends. Repeat with remaining strips. Randomly press pairs of strips on top of two-thirds of cake, overlapping as needed and allowing strips to hang over side of cake. Spread reserved 1/4 cup frosting over top of hair.
  • 5 For brim of hat, break remaining waffle bowls into 5 or 6 pieces each. Randomly press waffle pieces on top of cake, overlapping and tucking pieces as needed. Allow waffle pieces to hang over side of cake and over fruit snack strips. Cut pieces of remaining fruit snack for eyes and nose; press on cake.

Expert Tips

Having a fund-raiser or bake sale? Sell raffle tickets for this cake. Lucky someone!

Use your favorite Betty Crocker® cake mix instead of making the scratch cake recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
37g
37%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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