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Monkeying-Around Cake
Monkeying-Around Cake

Monkeying-Around Cake

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Cook Minutes 3 Hr 20 Min
Prep : 50 Min Cook: 2 Hr 30 Min
Everyone will go bananas for this monkey cake! Baked in a bowl and decorated with chocolate glaze and peanut butter icing, it's sure to keep the party swinging.
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1/2 cup whipping cream
4-1/2 oz. Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
2 Nilla Vanilla Wafers
2 Mini Oreo Cookies
1 piece black string licorice
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Step 1
Heat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour into greased and floured 2-L ovenproof glass bowl. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl 15 min.; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
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.
Step 4
Make 2 small cuts in top of cake; insert wafers in cuts for the monkey's ears. Refrigerate 30 min.
Step 5
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 icing-covered halves on cake for the eyes. Discard remaining Oreo halves or reserve for snacking. Keep cake refrigerated.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Special Extra
Add banana slices to the base of the cake for some fruity fun.
Size Wise
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Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 21 g
Saturated fat 7 g
35 %
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 410 mg
17 %
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 23 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A
6 %
Vitamin C
0 %
8 %
15 %
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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