Rating: 4 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5

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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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
bake:
40 mins at 325°
cool:
1 hr
Servings:
12
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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; total fat 28g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 7g; monounsaturated fat 11g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 315mg; potassium 7mg; carbohydrates 75g; fiber 1g; sugar 59g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 2g; vitamin a 8IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 45mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy White Frosting

Ingredients

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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; total fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 0g; protein 0g; trans fatty acid 2g.
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Reviews (3)

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4.0 stars
04/19/2021
This is a clever idea. If you are pressed for time, you can do a flat earth by pressing store bought cookie dough in a round pizza pan, bake and cool, then decorate using canned icing as described.
Rating: 4.0 stars
04/21/2020
Where do you get ovenproof bowls?
Rating: 4.0 stars
04/19/2021
This is a clever idea. If you are pressed for time, you can do a flat earth by pressing store bought cookie dough in a round pizza pan, bake and cool, then decorate using canned icing as described.
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