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Baseball Mitt Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes (Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 20
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Cold Milk
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 tub (8 ounce) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, Thawed, Divided
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Sprinkles
  • 1 piece Chocolate String Licorice (12 Inches)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Decorating Gel
  • GREASE and flour one 9-inch round baking pan; set aside. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan; spoon remaining batter into 12 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for 9-inch cake layer and cupcakes. Cool cake and cupcakes in pans 5 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

    POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping.

    CUT a small piece from side of round cake; discard. Frost top and side of cake with pudding mixture. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and licorice to resemble baseball mitt. Frost cupcakes with remaining 2 cups whipped topping. Place 1 cupcake on mitt. Decorate cupcakes with decorating gel to resemble stitches on a baseball. Store cake and cupcakes in refrigerator.


    Cooking Know-How

    Make sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.