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Dinosaur Cake

Yield 10 servings


  • 1 bag SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures
  • 1 bag M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
  • 1 bag M&M'S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • 2 16-oz. boxes pound cake mix
  • 2 16-oz. cans vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 tube chocolate decorator's frosting
  • 1 9- x 13-inch baking pan(s)
  • Printable dinosaur pattern

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 20 min.
    Baking time: 20 min.
    Decoration time: 20 min.

  2. Unwrap the SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures and chop. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the package. Fold the candy into the batter before transferring to a 9- x 13-inch cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.

  3. Once the cake is completely cool, use the dinosaur pattern to cut out the cake. Carefully lift the dinosaur from the pan, and place it on a platter. Crumble the cake scraps and set aside.

  4. Using orange food coloring, tint the frosting to the desired shade. Spread the cake completely with the frosting.

  5. To decorate the cake:

  6. Line the M&M'S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies along the back of the dinosaur.

  7. Bundle 5 to 7 M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies together, and press them into the cake as the dinosaur's spots.

  8. Dot the dinosaur's face with M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for an eye, nose and dimple.

  9. Using the decorator's frosting, pipe a smile and eyelashes.

  10. Line M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies along the bottom of the feet.

  11. Crumble the cake scraps, and spread them under the dinosaur's feet.