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Giddy-Up Horse Cake

Giddy-Up Horse Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
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 ...read more
posted by
ladylaw0828
on 6/25/2014
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
20 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1-1/2
pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces
1
cup  whipping cream
1
cup  powdered sugar
2
 white ring-shaped hard candies (for eyes)
2
 red ring-shaped hard candies (for bridle)
25
 assorted candy-coated chocolate pieces (for bridle)
3
pieces  (8 inch each) string licorice (for bridle)

Make It

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."

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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