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Hole in One Cake Recipe

Hole in One Cake Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 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 flaked 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.

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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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