Santa Claus Cake

  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
Santa Claus Cake

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

1
large marshmallow
1
container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1
to 2 tablespoons red sugar
1
teaspoon red edible glitter
1
large green gumdrop, halved
1
miniature marshmallow
3
strands pull-apart red licorice twists

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds or until blended. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2
    Bake 29 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Cover 22x12-inch piece of heavy cardboard with foil. Cut and assemble cake pieces on foil-covered cardboard as shown in diagram.
  • 4
    Frost large marshmallow with vanilla frosting; dip in coconut. Set aside. Frost assembled cake with remaining vanilla frosting. Sprinkle red sugar on cake for top of hat; sprinkle red edible glitter on top of red sugar. Sprinkle coconut on cake for border of hat and beard.
  • 5
    Place large coconut-coated marshmallow on top of hat for tassel. Place gumdrop halves, sugar-side-up, on cake for eyes, mini marshmallow for nose and red licorice twists for mouth. Sprinkle red sugar on cake for cheeks.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Express your own "Santa artistry" by using minature marshmallows instead of coconut for the hat border and beard—or try something completely different.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
4g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
46g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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