1 box (4.5 ounces) Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack rolls (6 rolls)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening;
In large bowl, beat all ingredients except frosting, syrup, waffle bowls
and fruit snack with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Pour into pan.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center
comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about
Place cake on serving plate.
Stir together frosting and syrup; reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting.
Spread remaining frosting over cake.
For straw hat, place 1 waffle bowl upside down in center of cake.
Stack 5 more bowls on first bowl.
For hair, cut fruit snack into 14 (6-inch) strips and 14 (5-inch) strips.
Cut each strip lengthwise to within 1 inch of top of strip. Place one 6-inch
and 5-inch strip together, pressing together at uncut ends.
Repeat with remaining strips.
Randomly press pairs of strips on top of two-thirds of cake, overlapping
as needed and allowing strips to hang over side of cake.
Spread reserved 1/4 cup frosting over top of hair.
For brim of hat, break remaining waffle bowls into 5 or 6 pieces each. Randomly
press waffle pieces on top of cake, overlapping and tucking pieces as needed.
Allow waffle pieces to hang over side of cake and over fruit snack strips.
Cut pieces of remaining fruit snack for eyes and nose; press on cake.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Decrease butter to 3/4 cup, buttermilk to 3/4 cup
and baking soda to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Increase water to 1 cup. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes
to 1 hour 10 minutes.
Having a fund-raiser or bake sale? Sell raffle tickets for this cake. Lucky someone!
Use your favorite Betty Crocker® cake mix instead of making the scratch cake
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 390 (Calories from Fat 130); Total
Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 2g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 300mg; Total
Carbohydrate 62g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 37g); Protein 5g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%