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Dinosaur Cake

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Dinosaur Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15
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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 Dec 16, 2011

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

390 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 59g Total Carbohydrate, 43g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
150
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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