Ugly Sweater Cake

The champion of ugly sweater Christmas parties.

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Cooking spray, for pan
box chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
3 c.
vanilla frosting
drops red food coloring
Hershey Kisses, for decorating
M&Ms, for decorating
Candy stars, for decorating
Sprinkles, for decorating
Teddy Grahams, for decorating
Rolos, for decorating
Mini Marshmallows, for decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the inside of a 9-x-13″ pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper and grease again. In a large bowl, prepare chocolate cake batter according to package instructions then pour into prepared pan.
  2. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix about 2 cups of vanilla frosting with red food coloring and stir until completely combined. Transfer the remaining 1 cup vanilla frosting to a piping bag fit with a large star attachment.
  4. Using an offset spatula, spread the red frosting over the cooled cake into an even and smooth layer. Pipe the white vanilla frosting onto the cake to create the neckline and the middle of the sweater.
  5. Use the Hershey Kisses to make the buttons, then decorate both sides of the sweater with M&Ms, candy stars, sprinkles, Teddy Grahams, Rolos and mini marshmallows. (Have fun with it and create your own design!)
  6. Slice into rectangles and serve at room temperature.

Ugly Sweater Cake

Jonathan Boulton