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Pony Cake

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Pony Cake
  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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This pretty pony takes the cake when it comes to birthday parties!
Updated Mar 23, 2016

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray two 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between pans. Bake as directed on box for 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cakes 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, tint 1/4 cup vanilla frosting with red food color to make pink; place in resealable plastic freezer bag. Place 1/2 cup chocolate frosting in another resealable plastic freezer bag. Cut small tip off 1 corner of each bag. In medium bowl, stir together remaining vanilla frosting and chocolate frosting to make light brown frosting.
  • 3
    Using serrated knife, cut off rounded portion of top of each cake to make level. Turn cakes cut sides down. Cut cakes as shown in template (template can be found under the Tips below). On tray, arrange cake pieces as shown in template, attaching pieces to each other and to tray with small amount of light brown frosting. Spread thin layer of light brown frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting.
  • 4
    Frost entire cake with light brown frosting. With pink frosting, pipe on blanket; spread with metal spatula to make smooth. With darker chocolate frosting, pipe number on blanket. Pipe on hooves; spread to make smooth. Pipe on mane and tail, leaving in long strands to look like hair. Attach mint for eye. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Pony Pals Birthday Party!

Nutrition

440 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 68g Total Carbohydrate, 50g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
4 1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
50g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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