Spice Cake

Enjoy this distinctive spiced cake decorated with flowers made from fruit roll snacks – a beautiful birthday treat!

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
(1 lb. 2.25-oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1
cup water
1/3
cup oil
3
eggs
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon cloves

Frosting

1
(16-oz.) can cream cheese frosting
1 1/2
teaspoons cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
1
teaspoon vanilla

Flowers

4
(.75-oz.) fruit roll snacks (36 inches long)
1
(4.25-oz.) tube green decorator frosting with decorator tip included

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Prepare and bake cake as directed on package, using all cake ingredients and 13x9-inch pan. Cool as directed.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake.
  • 3 To make 3 flowers, unroll 1 fruit roll snack leaving backing attached. Cut snack into three 12-inch pieces. With scissors, make cuts 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart along 1 long side of each piece, cutting to about 1/8 inch from other long edge. Starting with short side, roll up each piece removing backing during rolling. Pinch uncut side of roll; fan "petals" to form flower. Repeat with remaining fruit roll snacks to make 9 more flowers. Arrange flowers on top of cake, pressing uncut side gently into cake. Use decorator frosting to form leaf shapes around flowers.
  • 1 Prepare and bake cake as directed on package, using all cake ingredients and 13x9-inch pan. Cool as directed.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake.
  • 3 To make 3 flowers, unroll 1 fruit roll snack leaving backing attached. Cut snack into three 12-inch pieces. With scissors, make cuts 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart along 1 long side of each piece, cutting to about 1/8 inch from other long edge. Starting with short side, roll up each piece removing backing during rolling. Pinch uncut side of roll; fan "petals" to form flower. Repeat with remaining fruit roll snacks to make 9 more flowers. Arrange flowers on top of cake, pressing uncut side gently into cake. Use decorator frosting to form leaf shapes around flowers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for fruit-punch-flavored fruit roll snacks in variegated colors to create multi-hued mums.

To make a decorative, disposable serving platter for the cake, wrap a 15x10-inch piece of cardboard with colorful foil wrapping paper.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
74g
74%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
51g
51%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Fruit; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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