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Ladybug Cake

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Ladybug Cake
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12
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Updated Aug 29, 2013

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 2-quart round heatproof bowl with shortening; lightly flour. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs or egg whites. Pour batter into bowl.
  • 2
    Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of bowl to loosen cake; remove from bowl to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    On serving plate, place cake, rounded side up, trimming bottom if needed. In small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the frosting and the black food color until blended. Mix remaining frosting and red food color until blended. Spread red frosting on two-thirds of cake; sprinkle with red sugar.
  • 4
    Spread black frosting on remaining one-third of cake for head. Place remaining black frosting in decorating bag fitted with small round tip. Pipe wings and dots on sugared portion of cake.
  • 5
    Add marshmallow pieces for eyes; pipe pupils with black frosting. Pipe red frosting for mouth. Insert licorice pieces into cake for antennae. Store loosely covered.

Nutrition

360 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 49g Total Carbohydrate, 36g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
36g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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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