Sprinkles Smash Cake

Transform baby’s favorite toy into an edible creation. Just cut the 8” x 4” loaf cake in half, stack to form the block and frost. Place a No. 1 cut-out template made from wax or parchment paper on top and add baby blue sprinkles around the template to create a cute contrast, making the No. 1 shape the star of the show.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
Assorted Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray, and place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth. Place 1 3/4 cups batter into loaf pan. Spoon remaining batter into muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake loaf cake 35 to 40 minutes and cupcakes 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze loaf cake 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • 4 Trim rounded top off loaf cake. Cut cake in half crosswise. Place half of loaf cake cut side up on plate. Spread cut side with frosting. Top with remaining half of loaf cake, cut side down.
  • 5 Frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Cut number out of waxed or cooking parchment paper, and place on top of frosting. Cover cake with sprinkles, using a cookie sheet with sides to catch loose sprinkles. Gently lift number off cake, and smooth frosting. Use remaining frosting to frost cupcakes.

Expert Tips

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

For a healthier first birthday cake, add bananas to the mix! Make cake as directed in recipe above--except use 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix, 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium), 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water and 3 eggs.