Gift Box Cake Recipe

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  1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well.
  2. Combine 2/3 cup water and milk. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch square baking pans.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Reserve 2 cups Powdered Sugar Frosting.
  6. Spread 1/2 cup frosting into an 8-inch square on cake plate.
  7. Spread remaining frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  8. Unroll fruit rolls (do not remove paper backing), and brush with water. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar; let stand 15 minutes.
  9. Cut four (12-inch-long) strips from fruit rolls. Remove paper backing, and arrange on top and sides of cake, pressing gently into frosting, to resemble a ribbon.
  10. Spoon 1/2 cup reserved frosting onto center of cake, forming a 3-inch mound.
  11. Cut remaining fruit rolls into 4-inch pieces; remove paper backing. Fold each piece in half, resembling the loop of a bow; press cut ends into frosting mound, creating a large bow on top of cake. Place 2 gingerbread men cookies on each side of cake.
  12. Spoon 1 1/2 cups reserved frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe a border around bottom edge of cake.
  13. Note: You can also make this cake with 2 (18.25-oz.) packages white cake mix and 4 (16-oz.) containers ready-to-spread frosting. Make the gingerbread men using your favorite recipe or a gingerbread mix, or buy the cookies from your local bakery.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5884.27 Kcal (24636 kJ)
Calories from fat 2359.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 262.19g 403%
Cholesterol 327.31mg 109%
Sodium 3366.91mg 140%
Potassium 2567.09mg 55%
Total Carbs 784.97g 262%
Sugars 384.12g 1536%
Dietary Fiber 11.55g 46%
Protein 81.34g 163%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 13mg 72%
Calcium 1290.4mg 129%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 388.79 Kcal (1628 kJ)
Calories from fat 155.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.32g 403%
Cholesterol 21.63mg 109%
Sodium 222.46mg 140%
Potassium 169.61mg 55%
Total Carbs 51.86g 262%
Sugars 25.38g 1536%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g 46%
Protein 5.37g 163%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 0.9mg 72%
Calcium 85.3mg 129%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 138.7
  • 159

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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