Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sparkling Christmas Tree Cakes

I was looking up some holiday recipes & found this at kraft These are so cute & look super simple to make. Especially for the domestically challenged like me :)

You can find the step by step video here.

What You Need

1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1/4 tsp.  green food coloring
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup  powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
16   peppermint sticks (3 inch)
1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
2 squares  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped
  Assorted Christmas candy
Colored sugar

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; tint with food coloring. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
BAKE as directed on package. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar with mixer until well blended. Stir in COOL WHIP with whisk. Spread onto tops and sides of cakes.
CUT each cake into 8 wedges to resemble Christmas trees. Insert peppermint stick into curved side of each cake for the tree trunk. Decorate with remaining ingredients.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

With their built-in portion control, these cakes make great holiday treats!

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