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Cocoa Puffs® Cereal Crunch Cake

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Cocoa Puffs® cereal adds a fun, crunchy surprise to this cake!

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb. 2.25 oz) devil's food cake mix with pudding in the mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2 1/2
containers whipped fluffy white frosting
3 1/2
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of 3 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among pans (about 1 2/3 cups batter in each).
  • 2 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spoon 1 container frosting into large bowl. Coarsely crush 3 cups of the cereal. Add crushed cereal to frosting; mix well. Spread half over first cake layer to within 1/2 inch of edge. Place second cake layer over frosting; top with remaining frosting. Top with third cake layer.
  • 4 Frost side and top of cake with remaining 1 1/2 containers frosting. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup uncrushed cereal.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of 3 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans. Make cake batter as directed on box. Divide batter evenly among pans (about 1 2/3 cups batter in each).
  • 2 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Spoon 1 container frosting into large bowl. Coarsely crush 3 cups of the cereal. Add crushed cereal to frosting; mix well. Spread half over first cake layer to within 1/2 inch of edge. Place second cake layer over frosting; top with remaining frosting. Top with third cake layer.
  • 4 Frost side and top of cake with remaining 1 1/2 containers frosting. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup uncrushed cereal.

Expert Tips

For ease in cutting cake, a serrated knife works best.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
4 1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
61g
61%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 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; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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