No special baking pan is needed to makethis festive tree cake.
Recipe: Festive Tree Cake
25 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies- divided use 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix with pudding in the mix 1 1/4 cups water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 large egg whites 1 (4.25-ounce) tube green decorating icing 11 gummy rings, any flavor 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Coarsely chop 15 of the cookies.
Beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whitesin large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened.Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in chopped cookies. Pour intogreased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Cut 8 of the remaining cookies in half;arrange in rows in trianglular shape over batter to resemblea tree, pressing cut side of each cookie gently into batter.Place 1 of the remaining whole cookies at the top of the treefor the star and remaining whole cookie at the bottom of thetree for the trunk.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in panon wire rack.
Carefully remove cake from pan; placeon large serving tray. Decorate with decorating icing and candiesas desired.
Sprinkle with powered sugar. Cut into16 squares to serve.
Makes 16 servings.
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