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Sparkling Tree Cakes 

Michele shows us how to make festive tree cakes. PHILADELPHIA cream cheese and COOL WHIP make a delicious frosting leaving the decoration up to you!
prep time
20 min
time
1 hr 20 min
servings
16 servings

what you need

  • 1 pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 tsp. green food coloring
  • 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 16  peppermint sticks (3 inch)
  • 1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped
  •   Assorted Christmas candy
  •   Colored sugar

  • PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; tint with food coloring. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
  • BAKE as directed on package. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar with mixer until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP with whisk. Spread onto tops and sides of cakes.
  • CUT each cake into 8 wedges to resemble Christmas trees. Insert peppermint stick into curved side of each cake for the tree trunk. Decorate with remaining ingredients.

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