Christmas Tree Cake Recipe

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  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream , whipped
  • 3 to 4 cups m & 's brand chocolate candies (gu drops, peanut & 's, gu balls, lifesavers, chocolate stars)
  • foil star (2 inches)
  • 12 red cake candles (2-1/2 inches), optional
  • green colored sugar and fruit-flavored decorating candies, optional


  1. Prepare cake according to package directions. Divide batter between one 9-in. and one 8-in. greased and floured round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. For frosting, fold the confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream; set aside.
  3. Place 9-in. cake on a 10-in. serving plate or covered board. With a sharp knife, cut a 5-1/2-in. circle from the center of the cake. Remove 5-1/2-in. circle and set aside. Frost top of 9-in. ring and fill center with candy.
  4. Cut a 3-1/2-in. circle from the center of the 8-in. cake; remove 3-1/2-in. circle and set aside. Place 8-in. ring over 9-in. ring. Frost top and fill center with candy.
  5. Cut a 1-3/4-in. circle from the center of the reserved 5-1/2-in. circle. Remove 1-3/4-in. circle and set aside. Place 5-1/2-in. ring over 8-in. ring. Frost top and fill center with candy. Place reserved 3-1/2-in. circle over 5-1/2-in. ring; frost top. Place reserved 1-3/4-in. circle over 5-1/2-in. ring.
  6. Frost top, mounding slightly to make a pointed top. Frost sides of the cake, mounding frosting at base of layers and gradually connecting layers to resemble a Christmas tree. Place star on top of cake. Sprinkle with green sugar if desired. Add candles and decorating candies if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 434.8 Kcal (1820 kJ)
Calories from fat 157.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.49g 27%
Cholesterol 87.49mg 29%
Sodium 1084.27mg 45%
Potassium 49.87mg 1%
Total Carbs 51.99g 17%
Sugars 32.83g 131%
Dietary Fiber 0.44g 2%
Protein 18.12g 36%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 115.1mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 259.86 Kcal (1088 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.45g 27%
Cholesterol 52.29mg 29%
Sodium 648.02mg 45%
Potassium 29.8mg 1%
Total Carbs 31.07g 17%
Sugars 19.62g 131%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 2%
Protein 10.83g 36%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 5%
Calcium 68.8mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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