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Construction Site Cake

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Construction Site Cake
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12
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This clever birthday cake is easy to make with Betty Crocker cake mix, ready-made frosting and a few toy trucks. There’s literally no way to mess it up!
Updated Aug 15, 2013

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 8-inch rounds, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3
    On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. In medium bowl, mix 2 containers chocolate frosting with 1/2 container vanilla frosting. Spread with 1/2 cup of the frosting. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Spread thin layer of frosting over cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 4
    Using serrated knife, cut a quarter out of top cake layer (as shown in photo). In bowl, crumble removed cake and mix with 1/2 cup frosting to look like dirt. Mound “dirt” on cake. Frost remaining cake thickly with remaining frosting.
  • 5
    In small bowl, tint about 1/3 cup vanilla frosting with orange food color. Place on cake in circles for construction cones; top with candy corn. In small bowl, tint about 1/2 cup vanilla frosting with green food color for grass; place around cake. Place trucks on cake. Place rock-shaped candy in trucks.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This cake looks good any way you hack into it. It’s a great cake for the novice to begin with!
  • tip 2
    To create a different look to this cake, bake a 13x9-inch cake and decorate with more “equipment.”

Nutrition

670 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 102g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
7g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
620mg
26%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
102g
34%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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