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Family Tree Cake

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Family Tree Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 20
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Turn a basic cake mix, prepared frosting, and a handful of candies into a special tribute to your lineage.
Updated Feb 23, 2010

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread vanilla frosting on top of cake. With toothpick, draw tree trunk on bottom 1/3 of cake. With chocolate frosting, fill in trunk and branches, using tines of fork to create bark on tree. Place candy leaves over top 2/3 of cake, leaving space between leaves.
  • 4
    With sharp knife, cut small slit in side of each gumdrop half. Insert one end of paper leaf in slit; place on cake.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can use any flavor of cake mix that you like -- just use the amounts of water, oil and eggs indicated on the box.
  • tip 2
    Use a toothpick to outline the shape of the tree before frosting it with chocolate frosting.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
34g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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