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Christmas Ornament Cake

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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When you're done trimming the tree, celebrate with this fun, festive ornament cake!
Updated Jan 23, 2015
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Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (9-inch) square cake pans with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into pans. Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Cut each cake horizontally to make 2 layers.
  • 3
    Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate; spread one-fourth of 1 container of frosting on cake to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top with second cake layer, cut side down; spread with another one-fourth of the container of frosting. Repeat layers with remaining 2 cake layers and remaining first container of frosting. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting from second container. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Spoon reserved 1/2 cup frosting into decorating bag fitted with large round tip; pipe frosting around top and bottom edge of cake. Refrigerate until ready to decorate.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter and whole egg until soft dough forms. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 4-inch ornament-shaped cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 1 inch apart.
  • 5
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely. Decorate cookies as desired with cookie icing and yellow sugar. Attach cookies to sides of cake using icing. Insert 3 cookies on top of cake.


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