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Dinosaur Cake

Dinosaur Cake

"Calling all dinosaur lovers. Celebrate with a foolproof cake decorated with bright candies."
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3 h servings 533 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings


  • Calories:
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.4g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 307 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  2. Cut 1 cake in half lengthwise, making 2 half-circles. Sculpt 1 half-circle into a head and the other half-circle into a tail (see diagram). For body, cut 1-inch slice from edge of remaining whole cake. From cut edge, cut out a small inverted U-shaped piece. Place body on tray; arrange head and tail pieces next to body.
  3. Spoon frosting into large bowl. Stir in enough food color until desired green color. To 'crumb-coat' cake, spread thin layer of frosting over cake pieces to seal in crumbs. Freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Frost cake pieces with remaining frosting. Decorate with yellow candies. Add chocolate chips for eyes.


  • Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your dinosaur.
  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude cake mix directions for 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans.

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This was a great cake and it was super easy to make! My kids loved it!

I made this for my sons 2nd birthday. It was a HIT. I started to put a "crumb coating" frosting on it and put it in the fridge for approx. 30 minutes. That was more than enough to harden the ...

Very easy to make and decorate. I used the banana cake recipe from this site and used M&Ms to decorate.

Two words . . . "crumb coat" (slight cringe). Crumb coating is completely and absolutely neccesary. It took forever to crumb coat it but I got it done and I'm glad I did. This has to be the cute...

This is great..i am not even down with it yet and i know it will turn out great. Betty Crocker offers a video that goes along with this cake to make decorating it a breeze. I have done the butte...

I used 8" pans but altered the sizes using the templates as a guide enlarging the tail and head/neck. I made the tail curving with the rim of the cake thus having little to toss. I used Dunken H...

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