Blast-Off Spaceship Cake

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(8) 6 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
5
hr.
5
min.
Servings

15 servings

What You Need

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Make It

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool in pan 15 min. (Do not remove cake from pan.)
  • Meanwhile, stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pierce cake with large fork or wooden skewer at 1/2-inch intervals. Carefully pour gelatin over cake in pan. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Dip pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold cake onto cutting board. Cut into pieces as shown in diagram and photo. Arrange pieces on large foil-covered board or platter to resemble a spaceship as shown in photo. Spread top and sides of cake with whipped topping. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired. Store in refrigerator. Add sparkler candles to cake and light up just before serving to resemble the blast off!

How to Frost A Cake

If the cake is very soft and crumbly, apply a "crumb coating" to prevent cake crumbs from mixing with the frosting. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, then let stand 5 to 10 min. or until frosting is set. Spread remaining frosting over cake.

Cooking Know-How

Make sure cake is completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using your favorite flavor of JELL-O Gelatin.

Servings

  • 15 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 15 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • michael6822 | Mon, Mar 21 2011 9:41 PM

    I might make it

  • MrsMess3 | Thu, Jul 30 2009 6:07 PM

    I made this for my son's 7th birthday party! It was super easy to make and he loved it! I received a lot of compliments and inquiries "on how to make it" from other mothers that attended the party. It was also a big hit with the kids!

  • lilbearzmom | Sat, Nov 8 2008 10:20 PM

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