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Balloon Fun Cake

balloon fun cake Dessert
Balloon Fun Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

Delight the kids with this beautiful baked balloon cake decorated with bon-bon cookies and string licorice over Betty Crocker® whipped fluffy white frosting - a delicious dessert.

Updated January 17, 2011
Betty Crocker Frosting
Make with
Betty Crocker Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3
    cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3
    cups sugar
  • 3/4
    cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3
    cup baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2
    cups water
  • 3 1/2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    container (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 5
    coconut-covered marshmallow bon-bon cookies
  • 6
    pieces string licorice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9 inch rectangular pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat all ingredients except frosting, cookies and licorice with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Decorate with cookies and licorice to look like balloons on strings.

  • Tint the frosting with blue food color to give the look of balloons floating across the sky.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
545
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
9g
Cholesterol
35mg
Sodium
370mg
Total Carbohydrate
86g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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