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Knight's Castle Cake

Knight's Castle Cake
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12
What could be more exciting than celebrating with a decorated castle cake! The baking pan makes it easy.
Updated July 26, 2011
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Blue food color
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 gumdrops
  • 4 Betty Crocker™ Fruit by the Foot™ chewy fruit-flavored snacks (from variety pack of different colors)
  • 1/4 cup multicolored small goldfish-shaped crackers
  • Rock candy, if desired
  • 1/2 bar milk chocolate candy, with or without almonds, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease Nordic Ware® Castle Bundt® cake pan with shortening and lightly flour, or spray pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 33 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Using a long serrated knife, trim cake even with top of pan, if necessary. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack; remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Place cake on 12- to 15-inch serving plate, tray or piece of cardboard covered with foil. Stir 8 to 10 drops blue food color into frosting. Spread frosting around base of cake to look like water. Sprinkle brown sugar around frosting on plate to look like sand.
  • 5
    Place gumdrops on top of each tower. Cut long flag-shaped pieces out of fruit snack with sharp knife or kitchen scissors. Roll fruit snack around 4 toothpicks to make flags; insert toothpicks into gumdrops. Arrange crackers and rock candy in frosting, and add chocolate bar, upside down, for drawbridge as shown. Store loosely covered.

  • You can bake and freeze the cake before your big celebration. Tightly cover unfrosted cake and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw and decorate the day before your celebration.
  • 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
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
32g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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