Balloon Fun Cake

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12

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

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

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

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

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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