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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!
Aug 7, 2009

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

  • 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 1
    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

250 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 35g Total Carbs, 25g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12
Calories
250
Total Fat
11g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
180mg
7%
Total Carbs
35g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
25g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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