Friday, July 27, 2007

Too cute not to share......

Betty Crocker's Flip Flop Cake


Flip-flopping on what to serve for dessert? Create the talk of the dessert table with delicious colorful "sandals."

Prep Time:45 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 30 min
Makes:15 servings

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard, covered with foil

2 containers Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
Assorted food colors
About 40 small round candy-coated fruit-flavored chewy candies
Assorted colors Betty Crocker® decorating icing (in 4.25-oz tubes) or Betty Crocker® Easy Flow decorating icing (in 6.4-oz cans)
1 roll Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® Green Apple Wave® chewy fruit snack (from 4.5-oz box)
2 edible pansy or silk daisy flowers


Heat oven to 350°(325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool15 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.



Cut cake lengthwise in half. Continue cutting each piece to form flip-flop shape as shown in diagram. Place pieces on tray. Freeze pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
In small bowl, mix 1 cup frosting with food color to make desired color; frost sides of each flip-flop. In another small bowl, mix 1 cup frosting with second food color to make desired color; frost top of each flip-flop. Place small candies around side edge of each flip-flop to look like jewels.
Decorate top of each flip-flop with decorating icing. Cut two 6-inch pieces from fruit roll; cut pieces lengthwise in half. Arrange on flip-flops for straps. Just before serving, top with flowers. Store loosely covered.
Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 180); Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 4g); Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 72g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 56g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 5 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Variation
Use your favorite flavor Betty Crocker cake mix instead of the yellow.
You can use paste food color to get more intense colors without diluting the frosting.
Cake will be easier to frost if you freeze the cut pieces on a cookie sheet 30 minutes to 1 hour before frosting

2 comments:

joan said...

I love this!! Too cute. Joan

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! How cute are those flip flops! Love this! I'm gonna share this with my daughter-in-law.

Hugs!
Kat