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Devil´s Food Snowmen

Devil’s food cake and vanilla frosting dress up ordinary cupcakes with an eye-catching decoration.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. devil's food cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
cup oil
3
eggs
1
(16-oz.) can vanilla frosting
8
small paper doilies
40
miniature chocolate chips
18
small gumdrops, including 1 orange and 1 red
8
large gumdrops
1
pouch chewy fruit snack string, any flavor (from 4.4-oz. pkg.)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour bottoms and sides of 8 regular and 8 miniature muffin cups. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Using about half of batter, fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. (Bake remaining batter as directed on package in paper-lined muffin cups or in greased and floured 8-inch round or square cake pan. Wrap and freeze for a later use.)
  • 2 Bake miniature cupcakes at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes and regular cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 3 To make each snowman, frost sides of 1 regular cupcake. Place dab of frosting on center of doily; place bottom of cupcake on doily. Frost top of cupcake. Frost sides of 1 miniature cupcake; place, right side up, in center of regular cupcake. Frost top. Smooth frosting over entire snowman, rounding shape slightly.
  • 4 To decorate each snowman, use 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes and 3 for buttons. Cut small sliver of orange gumdrop for nose and small piece of red gumdrop for mouth. Place large gumdrop on head for hat. Place 2 small gumdrops on sides of body for arms. Cut fruit snack string into 8 (7-inch-long) pieces; arrange 1 piece around neck to resemble scarf.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour bottoms and sides of 8 regular and 8 miniature muffin cups. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Using about half of batter, fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. (Bake remaining batter as directed on package in paper-lined muffin cups or in greased and floured 8-inch round or square cake pan. Wrap and freeze for a later use.)
  • 2 Bake miniature cupcakes at 350°F. for 12 to 15 minutes and regular cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 3 To make each snowman, frost sides of 1 regular cupcake. Place dab of frosting on center of doily; place bottom of cupcake on doily. Frost top of cupcake. Frost sides of 1 miniature cupcake; place, right side up, in center of regular cupcake. Frost top. Smooth frosting over entire snowman, rounding shape slightly.
  • 4 To decorate each snowman, use 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes and 3 for buttons. Cut small sliver of orange gumdrop for nose and small piece of red gumdrop for mouth. Place large gumdrop on head for hat. Place 2 small gumdrops on sides of body for arms. Cut fruit snack string into 8 (7-inch-long) pieces; arrange 1 piece around neck to resemble scarf.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Snowman
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
85g
85%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
66g
66%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 4 1/2 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.