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!
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 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 whole 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Insert tip into pastry or plastic bag; fill with frosting. Pipe grass along bottom edge of cake.
- 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.
- For the pin, unroll one fruit roll-up. Cut a 2-1/4x2x1-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.
- 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.
- From the reserved roll-up, cut a 4-3/4x1/2-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.
- 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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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012