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Dinosaur Cake

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Dinosaur Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15

Calling all dinosaur lovers. Celebrate with a foolproof cake made using Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix, vanilla frosting and decorated with yellow candies.

Updated December 16, 2011
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow or devil's food cake mix
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1/2
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • Tray or cardboard (18x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
  • 2
    containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
  • Assorted yellow round candies (candy-coated chocolate candies, candy coating wafers, chewy round candies)
  • Chocolate chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between pans. Bake and cool cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. For easier handling, freeze cooled cake 45 minutes or until firm.
  • 2
    Cut 1 cake in half lengthwise, making 2 half-circles. Sculpt 1 half-circle into a head and the other half-circle into a tail. For body, cut 1-inch slice from edge of remaining whole cake. From cut edge, cut out a small inverted U-shaped piece. Place body on tray; arrange head and tail pieces next to body.
  • 3
    Spoon frosting into large bowl. Stir in enough food color until desired green color. Attach cake pieces with a small amount of frosting. Frost cake with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake.
  • 4
    Decorate with yellow candies. Add chocolate chips for eyes. Store loosely covered.

  • Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
300mg
12%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
43g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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