Sparkling Tree Cakes

A Cute Recipe From Kraft Foods
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
Makes: 16 servings, one tree each

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
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  • 1/4 tsp. green food coloring
  • 1 package (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 16 peppermint sticks (3-inch)
  • 1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
  • 2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped
  • Assorted Christmas candies
  • Colored sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Tint batter green with food coloring. Pour evenly into prepared pans. BAKE as directed on package. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. BEAT cream cheese and powdered sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add whipped topping; stir until well blended. Spread evenly onto tops and sides of cakes. CUT each cake into eight wedges to resemble Christmas trees. Insert peppermint stick into bottom of each cake for the tree trunk. Decorate trees with remaining ingredients. Store in refrigerator.

By IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS

December 13, 20060 found this helpful

THIS IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT

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December 14, 20060 found this helpful

What a awesome idea. so simple and quick.

I am going to have to do this for xmas.

Thanks for the idea

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