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Schoolhouse Cake

 Schoolhouse Cake
You'll receive extra credit when you serve up this sweet schoolhouse. A boxed cake mix and canned frosting streamline preparation while cookies and candy provide fast finishing touches.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Red gel food coloring
  • 6 rectangular wafer sandwich cookies
  • 1 whole graham cracker, halved
  • 2 milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 yellow Chuckles candy

Directions

  • Line a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease and
  • flour the paper. Prepare cake batter; pour into prepared pan. bake
  • according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack. Invert cooled
  • cake onto a large platter or covered board. Carefully remove waxed
  • paper.
  • Cut two triangles off of cake to form roofline. For bell tower, cut a
  • square out of one triangle and place above peak of roof. Place
  • remaining triangle above square. (Discarding remaining cut cake
  • pieces or save for another use.)
  • Tint frosting red; frost entire cake. Place wafer cookies along top
  • edge of schoolhouse roof and bell tower roof. For door, place one
  • graham cracker square at bottom of schoolhouse. For the door knobs,
  • attach M&M's on door with frosting. Cut the remaining cracker square
  • in half; place on cake for windows. Flatten Chuckles candy to
  • 1/4-in. thickness; cut out bell shape and place in bell tower.

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Schoolhouse Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 12-15 servings.