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Buccaneer Cake

Buccaneer Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
This is an excellent cake-especially if your 4 year old enjoys the idea of Pirates so much, he chose to dress-up as his costume for Halloween. This will give him a thrill more
posted by
 a cook
on 11/15/2011
1 hr
2 hr 35 min
12 servings
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What You Need

pkg.  (2-layer) chocolate cake mix
cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Fudge Flavor Instant Pudding
cup  powdered sugar
cup  cold milk
piece  red string licorice
piece  black string licorice, cut into 1-inch lengths
oz.  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated
 Mini OREO Bite Size Cookie

Make It

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round pans. Cool cakes in pans 15 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

CUT cake as shown in diagram. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking. Place head piece on platter; frost with 1 cup COOL WHIP.

BEAT dry pudding mix, sugar and milk with whisk 2 min. Assemble hat pieces near head as shown in photograph; frost with pudding mixture. Spoon remaining COOL WHIP into resealable plastic bag. Cut small corner off bottom of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe COOL WHIP onto hat as shown in photograph.

CUT eye patch out of piece of sturdy colored paper or cardboard. Cut 14-inch length from red licorice. Use to "attach" eye patch to cake. Use remaining red licorice to form mouth. Decorate cake with remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Keep refrigerated.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

This cake is sure to be a hit at your child's next party. At 12 servings, it makes enough to feed a crowd.
Special Extra
Add a Mini OREO Bite Size Cookie to the pirate's chin to create an unsightly mole.
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