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Desserts

Birdhouse Cake

Birdhouse Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
This delicious, adorable coconut-topped cake comes together in no time with our easy instructions.
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr 35 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1
pkg.   (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1/2
cup  butter, softened
1/4
cup  milk
2
tsp.  vanilla
1
pkg.   (16 oz.) powdered sugar
2-2/3
cups  BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut (7-oz. pkg.), divided
 Yellow, red and blue food colorings
 Decorations: 1 large flat gumdrop candy, 3 small assorted candies

Make It

COVER bottom of 13x9-inch pan with waxed paper; spray bottom and sides of pan with cooking spray. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch cake. Cool cake in pan 10 min.; invert onto wire rack. Remove pan and waxed paper; cool cake completely.

CUT cake as shown in Diagram 1. Arrange on tray or large platter as shown in Diagrams 2 and 3 , turning piece B onto its side so it is higher than piece A, and placing pieces C and D over pieces E and F to form raised peak of roof, trimming corners of C and D where they meet at peak.

BEAT butter, milk and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting; frost cake with remaining frosting.

SPRINKLE 1/2 cup coconut onto center of birdhouse. Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining coconut with a few drops of yellow food coloring; sprinkle over bottom edge of house. Tint remaining coconut with few drops of red and blue food colorings; sprinkle over roof. Tint reserved frosting as desired; pipe onto cake to make bird. Add decorations to resemble photo.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
This cake serves 16 so it's a great dessert to feed a crowd at your next party or gathering.
Tinting Coconut
Mix 1/2 tsp. water with a few drops of food coloring. Add to 1 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Shake until coconut is evenly tinted. Use more food coloring for a darker shade and less coloring for a lighter shade.
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