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April Fool's Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake

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April Fool's Spaghetti and Meatballs Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Looking for a baked dessert idea? Candy meatballs and vanilla frosting spaghetti give a sweet twist to the Italian favorite combo in this vanilla cake.
Updated Oct 7, 2010

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 1/2-quart ovenproof glass or metal bowl. Prepare cake mix batter as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour batter into greased and floured bowl.
  • 2
    Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in bowl on wire rack for 30 minutes. Run thin knife around edge of cake; invert cake onto serving plate. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3
    Frost cooled cake with thin layer of frosting. Spoon remaining frosting into resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting onto cake to resemble spaghetti. Stir strawberry topping to soften; spoon topping onto top of cake to resemble spaghetti sauce, allowing some to drip down sides.
  • 4
    Unwrap candies; microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds to soften. Break each candy into thirds; roll into "meatballs" and arrange on cake. Sprinkle grated candy coating over top of cake to resemble cheese.

Nutrition

505 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 82g Total Carbohydrate, 70g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
505
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
70g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 4 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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