• 29 Ratings

Looking for cake decorating ideas? Try this gorgeous earth cake! Since the continent shapes aren't exact, you won't need many cake decorating supplies to make this recipe either.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Earth Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour two 4- to 4 1/2-cup ovenproof glass or stainless-steel bowls; set aside. Prepare batter for cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter between the prepared bowls. (If you don't have two identical bowls, fill one bowl with half of the batter; bake and repeat.) Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in bowls on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from bowls; cool completely on wire racks. Trim flat sides of cakes to make even surfaces.

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  • Tint 1 cup of the Creamy White Frosting green and the remaining frosting blue. Using a small amount of blue frosting, sandwich the two cakes together, making a ball shape. Place cake on a serving plate.

  • Spread blue frosting all over cake. Using a small metal spatula or a knife, spread small amounts of green frosting onto cake to form simple continent shapes. Sprinkle top of cake lightly with powdered sugar to resemble the polar ice cap.

Nutrition Facts (Earth Cake)

554 calories; 28 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 7 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 315 mg sodium. 7 mg potassium; 75 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 59 g sugar; 3 g protein; 2 g trans fatty acid; 8 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 32 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Creamy White Frosting

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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

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Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)

298 calories; 16 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 38 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g protein; 2 g trans fatty acid;

Reviews

29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4.0 stars
04/21/2020
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