"Gingerbread Boy" Cake

Surprise your kids with this gingerbread boy shaped cake - a delicious chocolate dessert!

  • prep time 55 min
  • total time 4 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box German chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

Tray or cardboard (20x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1
container Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1
container Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
3
large red gumdrops for buttons
2
milk chocolate stars for eyes
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. Generously grease 5-inch round ovenproof bowl (that holds at least 1 cup), or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour 1/2 cup batter into greased bowl; pour remaining batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake bowl 19 to 24 minutes and pan 26 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool cakes 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto cooling rack to remove cakes. Cool completely, about 60 minutes. Chill cakes in refrigerator or freezer 30 to 60 minutes before cutting to reduce crumbs. Place bottom side up on serving tray.
  • 4 Spoon 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together remaining vanilla frosting and the chocolate frosting.
  • 5 Using serrated knife, cut cake into gingerbread boy shape (see diagram). Spread cut edge of neck with frosting; attach round piece for head. To seal crumbs, frost cake with a thin layer of frosting. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Spread remaining frosting evenly over cake. Cut off small corner of bag containing vanilla frosting. Pipe frosting onto cake to decorate as shown in photo. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    30g
    30%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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