Hole in One Cake Recipe
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Hole in One Cake Recipe

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One thing's for sure...golfers won't be afraid of a "slice" on this course. On the contrary— they'll want to cut a big wedge of the cake! Game to try it yourself? Just follow the easy instructions provided for you here. It's sure to score a hole in one with any golfer you know!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Green paste and liquid food coloring
  • #233 multi-opening pastry tip or #2 round tip
  • Pasty bag or plastic bag with small hole cut in corner
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 miniature chocolate kiss
  • 2 burstin' berry-flavored Fruit Roll-Ups, divided
  • 5 uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • 1 round wooden toothpick
  • 1 butterscotch chip
  • 1 miniature marshmallow


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. For frosting, cream shortening, butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Gradually beat in milk until light and fluffy. Tint with green paste food coloring. Place cake on a serving platter for 10-in. round covered board; frost between layers and top and sides of cake.
  3. Insert tip into pastry or plastic bag; fill with frosting. Pipe grass along bottom edge of cake.
  4. Place coconut in a plastic bag; add 5-6 drops green liquid food coloring. Shake until color is evenly distributed. Set aside. For the green, trace a 4-in. circle on waxed paper; cut out. Place on top of cake 1 in. from an edge. Sprinkle green coconut over the cake top; remove the waxed paper. Insert the chocolate kiss, point side down, into green for the hole.
  5. For the pin, unroll one fruit roll-up. Cut a 2-1/4-in. x 2-in. x 1-in. triangle from the red portion; set aside the unused portion. Wrap shortest side of triangle around the end of one noodle. Insert noodle into the green next to the hole.
  6. For the tee, gently insert toothpick into pointed end of butterscotch chip. Insert tee into cake opposite the pin. Place marshmallow on tee for the golf ball.
  7. From the reserved roll-up, cut a 4-3/4-in. x 1/2-in. strip out of the red section for the golf bag strap; set blue portion aside. Unroll second roll-up; cut between blue and red portions. Roll up red portion into a 1-in. diameter tube for the golf bag. Attach the strap to the side of bag. Fold the ends over top and bottom of bag, leaving a 1-in. loop near the top for the handle; set aside.
  8. For golf clubs, bread the remaining noodles into 4-in., 5-in. and 6-in. pieces. Cut the blue portions of roll-ups into eight 2-1/2-in. x 1/2-in strips. Mold each strip around one end of a noodle, forming a club head. Stand the golf bag near the tee. Place golf clubs in the bag and gently press bag into the cake. Editor's Note: this recipe was tested with Betty Crocker brand Fun 'n' Games Fruit Roll-Ups. Any two-color roll-up can be used. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hole in One Cake in Country Woman May/June 1999, p46

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audreykarwandy User ID: 5081653 28830
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I made this cake for a golf luncheon - it was a big hit and fun to make. I made the cake the night before and should have waited to put the golf bag made with fruit roll-ups on at the last minute as it lost some of it's shape being in the fridge overnight. Will know next time."

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