Giddy-Up Horse Cake

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(21) 20 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

20 servings

What You Need

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Make It

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake in greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Cut cake into pieces as shown in diagram. Arrange on serving platter as shown in photo ; set aside.
  • Place chocolate and cream in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each min. Remove 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture; place in small resealable plastic bag. Set aside. Add powdered sugar to remaining chocolate mixture in bowl; beat with wire whisk until smooth and of spreading consistency. Spread onto cake.
  • Decorate with candies as shown in photo. Cut 1/8-inch piece from one of the bottom corners of bag of melted chocolate. Use to pipe chocolate onto the cake for the "horse's mane."

Size-Wise

At 20 servings, this cake is perfect for a child's birthday party or another special occasion.

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.

Easy Cleanup

Lining the baking pan with foil makes for easy cleanup and easy removal of the cake from the baking pan. When lining the pan, allow 3 inches of the foil to extend over each side of pan to use as handles when removing the cake from the pan.

Servings

  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %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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  • ladylaw0828 | Wed, Jun 25 2014 11:25 AM

    I was scared to try this because I am not a wonderful cake decorator. However, I felt like a pro when I took this to my daughter's birthday party! Refrigerating the cake made a huge difference in frosting it. GREAT!!

  • lizthecook | Wed, Sep 4 2013 11:39 AM

    I made this cake for my daughter's birthday and it was fantastic! A huge hit. I decorated it a little bit differently, but it is an easy way to get a "horse" cake.

  • kc221140 | Wed, Feb 2 2011 12:51 PM

    The template doesn't seem to line up/match the picture. Did everyone use the template that was on the print page, or did you alter it? Cake is baked and cooling

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