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Monkey Cake

Monkey Cake

3 Hr(s) 20 Min(s) (incl. refrigerating)
50 Min(s) Prep
2 Hr(s) 30 Min(s) Cook
Get creative in the kitchen and make this super tasty Monkey Cake recipe from My Food and Family. Combine the yummy flavors of creamy peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate and the smooth taste of COOL WHIP when you make our Monkey Cake recipe.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 vanilla wafers
2 mini vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1 piece black string licorice
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour into greased and floured 2-qt. ovenproof glass bowl. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl 15 min.; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.
3
Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter; beat until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP. Cut cake horizontally in half; place flat layer on plate. Frost with half the pudding mixture; cover with remaining cake half, rounded-side up. Spoon remaining pudding mixture into resealable plastic bag; refrigerate with cake until ready to use.
4
Bring cream just to boil in small saucepan on low heat. Add chocolate; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Cool 10 min. Meanwhile, dip edges of wafers in glaze; place on plate. Let stand until glaze is firm. Spread remaining glaze onto cake.
5
Make 2 small cuts in top of cake; insert wafers in cuts for the monkey's ears. Refrigerate 30 min.
6
Cut corner off 1 bottom corner of bag of pudding mixture; use to pipe pudding mixture onto cake for the monkey's mouth and into mound on top of head as shown in photo. Cut 6-inch length from licorice; place on cake for mouth. Cut remaining licorice piece in half; add to cake for the nostrils. Split vanilla creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies in half; place creme-covered halves on cake for the eyes. Discard remaining OREO halves or reserve for snacking. Keep cake refrigerated.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Add banana slices to the base of the cake for some fruity fun.
Tip 2
Size Wise
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Nutrition
Calories
320
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
22%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 360mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
14%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 24g
48%
Protein 5g
10%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 16 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.
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