Pirate Cake

pirate cake Dessert
Pirate Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 54 min
  • Servings 12

Looking for a treasure of a cake to please your pirate? Cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and candies make it super easy. ...MORE + LESS -


1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* Super Moist Cake Mix (any flavour)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix package
Tray or cardboard, 15x12-inches (37x30 cm), covered with foil
2/3 cup (150 mL) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe or Whipped Chocolate Frosting (any variety)
1 cup (250 mL) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe or Whipped White or Vanilla Frosting (any variety)
1 chocolate covered mint patty
1 slice marshmallow
1 gum ball
1 yellow ring shaped hard candy
1 roll Betty Crocker* FRUIT BY THE FOOT* Strawberry Flavoured Snack
1 black licorice rope
Square shaped candy coated gum
Chocolate sprinkles


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C) or 325°F (160°C) for dark or non-stick pans. Lightly grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray, bottom and sides of two 8-inch (20 cm) or two 9-inch (23 cm) round baking pans.
  • 2
    Make cake as directed on package. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Use serrated knife to cut 9-inch (23 cm) cake in half and cut hat as shown in diagram. The remaining half of 9-inch (23 cm) cake will form body of pirate. Cut 8-inch (20 cm) cake as directed in diagram. On tray, place cake pieces. Cut ears and nose from small pieces of cake; attach to cake with small amount of frosting. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4
    Reserve 2 tsp (10 mL) chocolate frosting. Frost hat with remaining chocolate frosting. Mix 2/3 cup (150 mL) of the vanilla frosting with reserved chocolate frosting. With tinted white or vanilla frosting, frost head, ears and nose of pirate. Add mint patty for eye patch, marshmallow slice and gumball for eye, and ring shaped candy for earring.
  • 5
    Frost body with remaining 1/3 cup (75 mL) white or vanilla frosting. Cut fruit snack into shapes for shirt stripes, mouth and strap for eye patch; place on cake. Cut licorice to fit hat. Add gum for teeth and chocolate sprinkles for whiskers. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Success: Cake pieces will be easier to handle if you freeze them on a baking sheet for 30 minutes to an hour before frosting.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12
% Daily Value
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
3 1/2
Total Carbs
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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