Monkeying-Around Cake

3.4
(5) 5 Reviews
Prep Time
50
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
20
min.
Servings

16 servings

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour into greased and floured 2-qt. ovenproof glass bowl. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl 15 min.; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter; beat until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP. Cut cake horizontally in half; place flat layer on plate. Frost with half the pudding mixture; cover with remaining cake half, rounded-side up. Spoon remaining pudding mixture into resealable plastic bag; refrigerate with cake until ready to use.
  • Bring cream just to boil in small saucepan on low heat. Add chocolate; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Cool 10 min. Meanwhile, dip edges of wafers in glaze; place on plate. Let stand until glaze is firm. Spread remaining glaze onto cake.
  • Make 2 small cuts in top of cake; insert wafers in cuts for the monkey's ears. Refrigerate 30 min.
  • Cut corner off 1 bottom corner of bag of pudding mixture; use to pipe pudding mixture onto cake for the monkey's mouth and into mound on top of head as shown in photo. Cut 6-inch length from licorice; place on cake for mouth. Cut remaining licorice piece in half; add to cake for the nostrils. Split OREO Cookies in half; place creme-covered halves on cake for the eyes. Discard remaining OREO halves or reserve for snacking. Keep cake refrigerated.

Special Extra

Add banana slices to the base of the cake for some fruity fun.

Size Wise

Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 370
% Daily Value
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 25g
Protein 6g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %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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  • saramoon |

    I borrowed the look and idea of this cake, but it sounded WAY too sweet, even for my sweet tooth. I made a simple round cake with the same monkey face

  • itzelc |

    I'm sorry but this is the most horrible cake I've seen. The recipe is soooooooooo sweet the kids will have a hard time going to bed for a month. There is nothing to counter balance the overwhelming sweetness and all those ingredients together taste terrible and frankly it is a big mess.

  • opheila |

    I followed the recipe by the book and found that the face slid down a bit. I couldn't decide if it was a money or a bear at that point. But it was my doing and I was proud of it. Everyone appreciated that special touch of making the cake rather than buying. I also recommend always using apple sauce instead of oil when baking. It adds a healthy touch and keeps the cake moist.

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