Saddle up with this sweet Giddy-Up Horse Cake recipe from My Food and Family. Pipe melted chocolate onto this horse cake for the 'horse's mane' and use ring-shaped hard candies for other decorations like the eyes.
3 pieces (8 inch each) string licorice (for bridle)
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Let's Make It
Prepare cake batter and bake in greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Cut cake into pieces as shown in diagram. Arrange on serving platter.
Place chocolate and cream in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 3 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each min. Remove 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture; place in small resealable plastic bag. Set aside. Add powdered sugar to remaining chocolate mixture in bowl; beat with wire whisk until smooth and of spreading consistency. Spread onto cake.
Decorate with candies as shown in photo. Cut 1/8-inch piece from one of the bottom corners of bag of melted chocolate. Use to pipe chocolate onto the cake for the "horse's mane."
At 20 servings, this cake is perfect for a child's birthday party or another special occasion.
How to Frost a Cake
If the cake is very soft and crumbly, apply a “crumb coating” to prevent cake crumbs from mixing with the frosting. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake, then let stand 5 to 10 min. or until frosting is set. Spread remaining frosting over cake.
Lining the baking pan with foil makes for easy cleanup and easy removal of the cake from the baking pan. When lining the pan, allow 3 inches of the foil to extend over each side of pan to use as handles when removing the cake from the pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 20 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.