Silly Monster Cake

Silly Monster Cake

With a box of Betty Crocker cake mix, ready-made frosting, and Fruit Roll-Ups, it’s scary how easy it is to make this birthday cake.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
Neon orange food color
rolls Betty Crocker® Blastin' Berry Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack (from 5-oz box)
to 4 pieces black string licorice
Small black gumdrop
sugar-style ice cream cones with pointed ends
wooden skewers (4 inch)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 8-inch rounds, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  3. In medium bowl, mix 2 containers frosting and orange food color. On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread with 1 cup of the orange frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Spread thin layer of orange frosting over cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Frost top and side of cake with orange frosting, using back of spoon to create texture.
  5. Spread large circle of vanilla frosting for eyeball. Unroll 1 fruit snack; cut out small circle for eye and teeth for mouth. Place circle in center of eye. Top with gumdrop. Spread vanilla frosting for mouth; add fruit roll-up for teeth. Outline each with black licorice; add eye lashes.
  6. Unroll remaining fruit snack; wrap around ice cream cone. Insert skewers at top of cake; attach cones to look like horns.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Personalize your monster using different colors to match any theme!
Make smaller monsters in cupcake form. Frost the cupcakes thickly with orange frosting, place a purchased candy eyeball in center and pipe a mouth with black decorating gel.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 710
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 7g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 530mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 112g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 6 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;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 7 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.