Rating: 4.17 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 18 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
90 mins
Servings:
12
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Race Car Cakes

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For each car, cut one of the cake layers in half crosswise, making two half-circles. Using about 1/4 cup of the Creamy White Frosting, sandwich the bottoms of the two half-circles together. Place cake cut sides down.

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  • Using a serrated knife, cut a small L-shape notch in one end of each cake to make the front windshield and hood of a car. Tint about 1 1/2 cups of the frosting aqua blue (using sky blue and leaf green food colorings). Tint another 1 1/2 cups of the frosting lime green (using leaf green and golden yellow food colorings). Spread each car with a different color of frosting.

  • Use the remaining white frosting to attach flat licorice candy, licorice twists, oval mints, gumdrops, and/or candy-coated pieces for windows, racing stripes, bumpers, headlights, and racing numbers. Insert black licorice pieces for antennas, adding a bit of frosting at each tip.

  • If desired, make a racing track on a large flat serving platter or tray with strips of colored tape. Using large spatulas, carefully transfer race car cakes to platter. Press chocolate sandwich cookies into sides of race cars for wheels; use frosting to attach ring-shape candies for wheel covers.

Flower Car Cakes:

Prepare as directed, except tint frosting pink, purple, green, and/or yellow instead of aqua blue and lime green. Instead of decorating cakes with stripes, use assorted candy-coated fruit-flavor pieces to make flowers on cars.

Nutrition Facts (Race Car Cakes)

701 calories; total fat 35g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 9g; monounsaturated fat 13g; cholesterol 50mg; sodium 331mg; potassium 10mg; carbohydrates 97g; fiber 1g; sugar 77g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 3g; vitamin a 10IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 30mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 48mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy White Frosting

Ingredients

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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; 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

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
03/11/2013
These were very easy to make and sooo cute! I made on purple one with flowers on the sides for the girls at the party and one green one with numbers on the side for the boys. I didn't use lifesavers on the tires and skipped the antennae. And I used Fruit by the Foot for the racing stripes on the top. I even made a miniature one for my son to smash at his first birthday party!