Santa Claus Cake

Looking for a yummy dessert? Then check out this cake made in creative Santa shape – perfect for Christmas celebration.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

1
large marshmallow
1
container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1
to 2 tablespoons red sugar
1
teaspoon red edible glitter
1
large green gumdrop, halved
1
miniature marshmallow
3
strands pull-apart red licorice twists
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds or until blended. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Bake 29 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 Cover 22x12-inch piece of heavy cardboard with foil. Cut and assemble cake pieces on foil-covered cardboard as shown in diagram.
  • 4 Frost large marshmallow with vanilla frosting; dip in coconut. Set aside. Frost assembled cake with remaining vanilla frosting. Sprinkle red sugar on cake for top of hat; sprinkle red edible glitter on top of red sugar. Sprinkle coconut on cake for border of hat and beard.
  • 5 Place large coconut-coated marshmallow on top of hat for tassel. Place gumdrop halves, sugar-side-up, on cake for eyes, mini marshmallow for nose and red licorice twists for mouth. Sprinkle red sugar on cake for cheeks.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    400mg
    400%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    65g
    65%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    46g
    46%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    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; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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