Christmas Tree Cake

Turn an ordinary rectangular cake into a festive Christmas memory.
You'll find few cakes that are easier to decorate!

Total: 3 hr 18 min
Prep: 30 min
Bake: 38 min
Cool: 1 hr 10 min
Freeze: 1 hr
Makes 12 servings


1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)

Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package

2 tubs Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white ready-to-spread frosting

Green colored sugar

3 candy canes, broken to remove curved ends

Assorted small gumdrops, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of rectangular pan,
13x9x2 inches. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil
and eggs. Pour into pan.

2. Bake as directed on package or until toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire
rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

3. Freeze cake uncovered 1 hour for easier frosting. From the

middle of one short side, make a diagonal cut to each corner on
opposite side, making 3 triangular pieces. Make tree shape by
arranging 2 outer pieces with straight 13-inch sides together on
aluminum foil-covered tray or cutting board; frost top. Place
remaining center piece on top.

4. Frost sides and top of cake. Press candy cane pieces in end of
tree to make trunk. Sprinkle with colored sugar to look like boughs.
Arrange gumdrops on cake to look like lights or ornaments. Store
loosely covered.

1 Serving: Calories 510 (Calories from Fat 180); Fat 20g (Saturated
10g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 320mg; Potassium 50mg; Carbohydrate
80g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 3g