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Christmas Tree Cake

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Christmas Tree Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12
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All it takes is an ordinary rectangular cake to create this festive dessert. It's super-easy to decorate! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* SuperMoist Cake Mix (any flavour)
water, vegetable oil, eggs, called for on cake mix box
2 tubs (each 450 g) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe or (each 340 g) Whipped Frosting (any variety)
green coloured sugar
3 candy canes, broken to remove curved ends
assorted small gumdrops, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C) for shiny metal or glass pan or 325°F (160°C) for dark or non-stick pan.
  • 2
    Make and cool cake as directed on box for 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) rectangular baking pan.
  • 3
    Freeze cake uncovered 1 hour for easier frosting. From the middle of one short side, make a diagonal cut to each corner on opposite side, making 3 triangular pieces (see diagram).
  • 4
    Make tree shape by arranging two outer pieces with straight 13-inch (33 cm) sides together on foil-covered tray, cutting board or cardboard; frost top. Place remaining center piece on top.
  • 5
    Frost sides and top of cake. Press candy cane pieces in end of tree to make trunk. Sprinkle with colored sugar to look like boughs.
  • 6
    Arrange gumdrops on cake to look like lights or ornaments.
  • 7
    Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: Want a green Christmas tree? Tint frosting by stirring in a few drops of green food color before frosting the cake. Create tinsel by sprinkling frosting with gold edible glitter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12
Calories
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11
Saturated Fat
3
Trans Fat
2 1/2
Cholesterol
25
Sodium
1807
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
25
Protein
1
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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