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Granny’s Patchwork Quilt Cake

granny’s patchwork quilt cake Dessert
Granny’s Patchwork Quilt Cake
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

For the birthday quilter in your family, our Granny's Patchwork Quilt Cake uses sanding sugar to create quilt squares on a Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white sheet cake. MORE+ LESS-

Heather Baird
July 2, 2013
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix


box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 3/4
containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
cup multicolored (rainbow) sanding sugar
cup clear sanding sugar
green miniature marshmallows
yellow miniature marshmallows
tablespoon green sanding sugar
tablespoon yellow sanding sugar
yellow edible jumbo sugar pearls


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray. Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2
    On 13x9-inch cake board or platter, place cake upside-down. Cover surface of cake with 1 container of the frosting, using off-set spatula. Refrigerate cake 45 minutes or until frosting is firm.
  • 3
    Apply second coat of frosting to cake, evening surface and filling any gaps that may be present at bottom edge of cake.
  • 4
    Score top of cake with dull edge of large knife to make 12 squares. Decorate alternate squares with multicolored sanding sugar. Fill in remaining squares with clear sanding sugar.
  • 5
    For flowers, cut each marshmallow in half using clean kitchen scissors. Dip green marshmallow halves into green sanding sugar; dip yellow marshmallow halves into yellow sanding sugar. The sugar will coat cut edges of marshmallows. Place dime-size dot of frosting in center of each white square on cake. Arrange 5 marshmallow “petals” into flower shape, sugared-side-up, on top of each frosting dot; press to adhere. Press yellow sugar pearl into center of each flower. Store cake loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Blue and pink sanding sugars can be used to create a baby blanket cake for showers.
  • Yellow candy-coated chocolate candies can be used for the flower centers.
  • Use any flavor Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix in place of the white cake mix.
  • White miniature marshmallows can be used if you can’t find multicolored marshmallows.

Nutrition Information

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