Beehive Cake Recipe
Beehive Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Guests at my fun Bee Tea thought this cake was so cute! To make the hive's different-sized cake layers, I just searched through my kitchen drawers and cabinets and found containers I had on hand to bake the tiers. Honey adds character to the spice cake's flavor. -Sheila Bradshaw, Columbus, Ohio
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) spice cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 9 to 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 chocolate wafer (2-1/2 inches)

Directions

Bake the small cake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, the medium cake for 40-45 minutes and the large cake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from dishes to wire racks to cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, beat frosting and food coloring. Place large cake on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with medium cake; frost. Add small cake; frost top and sides of entire cake. Using a wooden spoon and beginning at bottom of cake, make circles in frosting around cake to form the beehive. Position chocolate wafer at the base for the entrance. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Beehive Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 467 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) spice cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 9 to 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 chocolate wafer (2-1/2 inches)
  1. Bake the small cake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, the medium cake for 40-45 minutes and the large cake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from dishes to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat frosting and food coloring. Place large cake on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with medium cake; frost. Add small cake; frost top and sides of entire cake. Using a wooden spoon and beginning at bottom of cake, make circles in frosting around cake to form the beehive. Position chocolate wafer at the base for the entrance. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Beehive Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p37

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Gardener88 User ID: 7315785 80640
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"This was a good cake, and not too sweet. A nice ending to the bee party with the honeybee ham sandwich"

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