Roller Coaster Cake

Bring the fun of an amusement park to your party with a sheet cake decorated to look like a roller coaster ride!

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
box yellow cake mix
Water, butter and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

1
container whipped vanilla frosting
Blue food color
1
roll chewy fruit snack (from 4.5-oz box)
21
thin pretzel sticks
3
fruit slice candies (flat)
6
miniature brown candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
1
tablespoon Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
3
thin pink candy wafers (1 inch diameter)
1/2
teaspoon chocolate candy sprinkles
3
miniature red candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
6
oblong (1 inch) pink candy-coated licorice pieces

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pan. Bake 20 to 26 minutes (22 to 29 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Frost cake with vanilla frosting. With toothpick, lightly draw shape of roller coaster on cake (see photo). Squeeze drops of food color in several places on frosting above roller coaster outline; use knife to swirl into frosting for sky.
  • 4 Tear or cut fruit snack in half lengthwise; place strips on cake to make track of roller coaster. Add pretzels for supports. Add fruit slice candies just above track for cars; place 2 brown baking bits under each car for wheels.
  • 5 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate frosting uncovered on Medium (50%) 15 seconds; stir. Dip top third of each candy wafer into melted frosting; top with sprinkles for hair. Place 1 wafer “face” on top of each car.
  • 6 Place remaining melted frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Add dot of frosting to each red baking bit; add to wafers for mouths. Add licorice candies on both sides of each wafer candy for arms. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pan. Bake 20 to 26 minutes (22 to 29 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Frost cake with vanilla frosting. With toothpick, lightly draw shape of roller coaster on cake (see photo). Squeeze drops of food color in several places on frosting above roller coaster outline; use knife to swirl into frosting for sky.
  • 4 Tear or cut fruit snack in half lengthwise; place strips on cake to make track of roller coaster. Add pretzels for supports. Add fruit slice candies just above track for cars; place 2 brown baking bits under each car for wheels.
  • 5 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate frosting uncovered on Medium (50%) 15 seconds; stir. Dip top third of each candy wafer into melted frosting; top with sprinkles for hair. Place 1 wafer “face” on top of each car.
  • 6 Place remaining melted frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Add dot of frosting to each red baking bit; add to wafers for mouths. Add licorice candies on both sides of each wafer candy for arms. Store loosely covered.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.