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"Let's Party" Cake

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"Let's Party" Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Stack up some delicious fun with a birthday cake that's super easy.
Updated May 24, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix (or your favorite flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting or 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • Yellow and red food colors
  • Blue and green neon food colors
  • 3 packages (2.17 oz each) tropical flavor candy-coated fruit-flavored chewy candies or 1 bag (8 oz) M&M's® chocolate candies

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour bottom and side of 9-inch round cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Spread half of batter in round pan; spoon remaining batter into muffin cups. Bake as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In small bowl, place 1 tablespoon frosting; stir in 2 drops yellow food color. In another small bowl, place 1/4 cup frosting, 3 drops yellow food color and 1 drop red food color; stir to make orange frosting. In third small bowl, place 1/2 cup frosting; stir in 7 drops blue neon food color. To remaining frosting in container, stir in 7 drops green neon food color.
  • 4
    Trim off rounded top of cake layer; place on serving plate, cut side down. Frost top and side with green frosting. Frost 7 cupcakes with blue frosting, 4 cupcakes with orange frosting and 1 cupcake with yellow frosting. Place 1 blue cupcake on center of green frosted cake. Place remaining blue cupcakes, sides touching, in circle around center cupcake. Place 2 rows of 2 orange cupcakes on top center of blue cupcakes. Place yellow cupcake on top center. Press candies into frosting to decorate. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can freeze the unfrosted cake and cupcakes (tightly covered) for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

420 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 61g Total Carbohydrate, 46g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
46g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 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
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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