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Baby Block Cake

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12
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Looking for a delicious dessert using Betty Crocker® cake mix, frosting and decorations? Then check out this beautiful cake that’s perfect for a baby shower!
Updated Aug 29, 2012
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ White Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Blue and red food colors from 1 box (2.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ classic gel food colors
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow decorating icing (any colors)
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors (any shape)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8-inch) square pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box, adding almond extract with the water. Divide batter in half. Stir 2 drops blue food color into one half; stir 2 drops red food color into other half. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch pans. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup white frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom side down. Spread frosting evenly on side and top of cake. Decorate cake as desired to look like baby block, using decorating icing and decors. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you'd prefer, use green and yellow Betty Crocker® classic gel food colors, or make both of the cakes the same color. You choose!


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