Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

I was very surprised to not see a recipe for this cake. It is very popular with mothers of young girls. My daughters 4th is tomorrow and I can't wait to see the look on her face when she sees her cake! I welcome as many pics as possible to show all the different styles you can create with this idea. Jan 31st,08 EDIT: I used my Pampered Chef measuring/mixing bowl to bake this in, and it also was too short for the doll to fit down in. I ended up buying a cheap dime store imitation that had hollow legs and just cut them off at the correct height. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 13 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans frosting
  • 2 tablespoons candy sprinkles


  1. You must also have a Barbie doll for this recipe, but I could not include it in the ingredients list as it is a non-food item.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  3. Grease and flour a an 8 cup rounded glass measuring cup, or you can use a metal mixing bowl.
  4. Prepare cake mix by adding first 4 ingredients and mixing for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour cake mix into prepared measuring cup (or metal mixing bowl, and bake 50-60 mins until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 15 mins, then invert onto cake tray.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting, about 3 hours.
  8. After completely cool use frosting to decorate cake to look like Barbie's dress.
  9. Insert Barbie legs all the way down into middle of the cake, then use remaining frosting to cover her bosoms to complete the dress.
  10. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this a while back for my daughter's 7th birthday and forgot to review it. She LOVED it! And so did our dog, Petey! I spent HOURS making this and decorating it "just so". I carefully set it in my office the day before the big event. The next morning, I crept in to admire my lovely creation and OMG!!! The entire front half of the cake was naked! I was in shock. My dog had licked all the icing and decorations off of there! No wonder he was so happy! He thought I had left that cake there just for him! Oh well... what're ya gonna do?!? Stuff happens, right?

5 5

I made this for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. She and all the other little girls loved it! I baked a chocolate cake from scratch, had to bake it for 1 hour and 15 minutes, in order to get the middle done. Thanks for the great idea, so fun!

5 5

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this recipe! Thank you so much for the idea! It was last minute for me so I used two regular box cake mixes. Baked one in a rounded mixing bowl and the other in an 8" round pan for height. It turned out PERFECT! My daughter absolutely LOVED her cake. :)

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