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Sunflower Cake

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Sunflower Cake
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16
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Make this sunflower cake to brighten everyone's day.
Updated Sep 2, 2012

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make cake batter as directed on box--except stir chocolate chips into batter. Reserve 1 cup batter. Pour remaining batter into pans. Stir cocoa into reserved 1 cup batter. Drop chocolate batter by tablespoonfuls randomly onto batter in pans. Cut through batter with knife for marbled design.
  • 2
    Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around edges to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Place 1 cake round on large serving plate. Cut remaining cake into 8 triangles; place around cake pointed sides out to look like sunflower petals.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, stir white frosting and tube of yellow gel food color until well blended. Frost sides and top of cake with yellow frosting. Sprinkle petals with yellow sugar. For sunflower seeds, pipe black decorating icing in center round of cake, using star tip. Make small bee using decorating icing. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you don't have yellow gel food color, any type of food color can be used. Gel color produces more vibrant colors, but you can use whatever other food color you have.

Nutrition

360 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 49g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
34g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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