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"Let's Party" Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Stack up some delicious fun with a birthday cake that's super easy. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix (or any other flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting or 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
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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