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Lucky Shamrock Cut-Up Cake

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18 servings

Three cake layers are cut, arranged and decorated to resemble a giant shamrock. Serve it for St. Patrick’s Day or for a “good luck” wish anytime.

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  • Place coconut in large resealable plastic bag. Add food coloring; seal bag and shake vigorously until coconut is evenly colored.
  • Leave one cake layer whole; cut remaining two cake layers as shown in diagram. (See Shamrock Cake Diagram Tip linked below.) Arrange cake pieces on serving tray as shown in same diagram, using small amount of the whipped topping to hold pieces together. Frost cake with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut.
  • Flatten gumdrops with rolling pin; cut into shamrock shapes with sharp knife or small cookie cutter. Outline edges with decorating gel; arrange on cake. Use decorating icing to outline cake. Store in refrigerator.


Three cake layers are used to create this over-sized cake which makes 18 servings. Prepare this easy and fun cake with your kids to make any St. Patrick's Day celebration seem more special.


Prepare and bake 2 pkg. (2-layer size each) cake mix, using 9-inch round baking pans. Use 3 of the layers for this cake. Reserve remaining layer for another use.

How to Assemble Lucky Shamrock Cake


  • 18 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 34g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %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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  • djwsmom |

    One of my son's birthdays falls on St. Patrick's Day. I made this cake for him this year. It was delicious and EASY (and I'm no pro cake decorator, trust me!) I recommend this to anyone at any talent level. Guests loved it - and so did the birthday boy! :)

  • mkschwind |

    cute cake! use a rack out of your oven covered in foil or a piece of cardboard to assemble the cake. works great! hopefully it'll be the only one at the cakewalk tomorrow!!

  • princess0531 |

    it looks good but, it also looks hard to make. I will try to make it tonight

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