All-Occasion Number Cake
- 1 package cake mix (any flavor)
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ¼ cup all vegetable shortening
- ¼ cup hot water, divided
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch pan. Prepare, bake and cool cake following package directions for basic recipe. Remove from pan. Freeze cake for ease in handling. To make numbers, trim ¼ to ½ inch from edges of frozen cake. Cut cake into equal portions. Cut each cake portion into desired number using sharp knife. Follow number chart below as guide. For chocolate frosting, combine confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and shortening in large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons hot water and beat until smooth. Add corn syrup, vanilla extract and remaining 2 tablespoons hot water. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add more confectioners’ sugar to thicken or water to thin frosting as needed. Spread chocolate frosting on top and sides of cake. Place star tip in decorating bag. Fill with Vanilla frosting. Decorate as desired.
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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