Turn some heads when you show up with our delicious Beehive Cake. This Beehive Cake is a visually stunning dish that is sure to create some buzz.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 oz. BAKER'S White Chocolate
1 drop yellow food coloring
16 yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces
32 PLANTERS Sliced Almonds
1/2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (12 oz.), softened
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Place oven rack in lower third of oven. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour into 2-1/2 qt. ovenproof bowl sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 55 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 min. Loosen cake from side of bowl with knife; carefully invert onto wire rack. Remove bowl. Cool cake completely.
Meanwhile, melt white chocolate as directed on package; stir in food coloring. Spoon into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to attach yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces to stem ends of blackberries for the bees' heads and bodies. Use remaining white chocolate to pipe stripes onto blackberries for the bees' bodies, and to attach 2 almond slices to opposite sides of each body for the wings.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate as directed on package; spoon into separate resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe chocolate onto the bees' heads for the eyes and mouths. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
Beat cream cheese, butter and almond extract in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
Use serrated knife to make a horizontal slice about 1-1/2-inches from bottom of cake to make 2 layers. Place flat cake layer on plate; spread with 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer, rounded side up, to resemble bee hive. Frost with remaining cream cheese mixture. Decorate with bees.
Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Enjoy a serving of this easy-to-make cake on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.
Keeping it Safe
Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Top first layer of frosting with 1 cup berries (blackberries, sliced strawberries, raspberries and/or blueberries) before adding final cake layer for a delicious fruit-filled cake.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 52g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.