Frankenstein Cake

Looking for a creative dessert? Then check out this Frankenstein cake – perfect for Halloween.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1/4
teaspoon green paste icing color (not liquid food color)
1
container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
cup chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
1
large marshmallow
1
large orange gumdrop
2
large red gumdrops
Candy corn
Chocolate candies
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (if using dark or nonstick pans, heat oven to 325°F). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and 1/8 teaspoon paste icing color with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan. Bake 26 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 Stir remaining 1/8 teaspoon paste icing color into vanilla frosting until well blended. Frost cooled cake with green frosting.
  • 3 Spoon chocolate frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in one bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting onto 2 to 4 inches of one short end of cake to resemble hair around face. (See photo.)
  • 4 Cut 1 marshmallow in half crosswise; place on cake to for eyes. Shape orange gumdrop for nose. Cut one red gumdrop in half crosswise; place on top of marshmallows for irises of eyes. Use chocolate frosting to add pupils to eyes, and big scar with stitches across forehead and cheek. Flatten remaining gumdrop into mouth; place on cake and add candy corn teeth. Make bolts with chocolate candies.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    430mg
    430%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    68g
    68%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    49g
    49%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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