Let your friends and family trim their own trees this season! With just a few simple cuts, we've turned a simple boxed cake into mini Christmas trees perfect for customized decorating. Add a peppermint stick for a trunk and you're ready to go!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1/4 tsp. green food colouring
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
16 peppermint sticks (3 inch)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 oz. Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
suggested decorations: jelly beans and coloured sugar
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350°F.
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers, blending food colouring into batter before pouring into prepared pans. Cool cakes in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in small bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in Cool Whip. Spread onto tops and sides of cakes.
Cut each cake into 8 wedges. Insert peppermint stick into bottom of each cake for the tree trunk. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble Christmas trees.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
To decorate trees with tinted coconut, just mix 1/4 tsp. water with a few drops of food colouring. Add to coconut in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Shake until coconut is evenly tinted. For a darker shade, add additional food colouring to the water; seal bag and shake until evenly tinted.
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions. One serving of this cake is one tree.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 17 g
Saturated fat 8 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 290 mg
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 28 g
Protein 4 g
16 servings, 1 cake (76 g) each
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.