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Medieval Castle Cake

Medieval Castle Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
Store bought pound cake makes this "show-stopper" castle cake quick & easy!
1 hr
1 hr 15 min
16 servings
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What You Need

cup  cold milk
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
pkg.  (10 oz. each) prepared pound cake
 chocolate flavored sugar cones
 HONEY MAID Grahams Chocolate Sticks
 OREO Cookie
piece   black licorice (4-inch)
jar  (1.75 oz.) chocolate flavored sprinkles
 chewy fruit snack roll
drops  blue food coloring

Make It

POUR milk into bowl; add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Remove 1/2 cup of the whipped topping; set aside. Gently stir remaining whipped topping into pudding mixture. Refrigerate 15 min. until mixture thickens.

SLICE 1 cake in half horizontally. Place bottom cake half on platter. Spread about 1 inch thick with pudding mixture; top with second cake half. Frost ends with pudding mixture. Cut second cake in half vertically; stand on end on each side of main section. Frost entire cake with pudding mixture.

CUT off cone tips; place in center of each tower. Decorate top of cake with graham sticks, cut in half, cookie, licorice and additional whole graham sticks. Cover top of castle with sprinkles. Cut thin triangles out of fruit roll; create "flags" by rolling one side of triangle tightly around toothpick. Place "flags" into cone tips.

TINT reserved 1/2 cup whipped topping with food coloring. Spread around base of cake to resemble water. Sprinkle additional crushed cookies around moat to resemble soil or a road.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

At 16 servings, this cake works great to serve a crowd at a kid's Birthday celebration.
Fun Idea
Assembling this cake can be a Birthday party activity, combined with magic tricks and a Harry Potter trivia contest.
For a Princess Castle Cake, use JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding, color frosting pink and cover cones with pastel colored sprinkles. Use additional pastel candies for decorations.
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