Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thanksgiving ACORN Cake

Prep Time: 10 min.
Bake Time: 50 min.
Decoration Time: 20 min.
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: Makes 2 acorn cakes (each acorn serves 8).
2 boxes (18.5 oz. each) Devil’s Food Cake mix 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting Brown food coloring (or green and red to make brown) 1 can (16 oz.) chocolate frosting 3 cups SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures 2 pieces TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis 1 1/2 quart oven-safe glass bowl 1 (9"x13") cake pan Waxed paper 1. Prepare both cake mixes according to box directions. Divide batter between buttered oven safe glass bowl and buttered and waxed paper lined oblong cake pan.
2. Bake both cakes in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 40 to 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
3. Cut both cakes in half. Use photo as guide to cut the flat cake into bottom portion of acorn. Use half moon shaped cake as acorn top. Push cake against the straight edge of flat cake to form acorn.
4. Tint vanilla frosting beige with several drops of brown food coloring. Cover bottom of acorns. Cover acorn tops with chocolate frosting. Arrange SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures around acorn tops, using a TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis for the stem.
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