Purse Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by DustyPyatt

This cake is just adorable! Great for your favorite lttle girl! This is from the Betty Crocker website and it's made using a cake mix!

Top Review by Katlady1us

For a mom of only boys, this recipe was absolutely perfect to make for a "Little Ladies" Weekend with my nieces. This was so easy to make and they were able to help! Thank you!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow cake mix
  • 1 14 cups water, use measurement called for on cake mix box
  • 13 cup butter, use measurement called for on cake mix box
  • 3 eggs, use measurement called for on cake mix box
  • 1 (1 lb) containerbetty crocker rich & creamy vanilla frosting
  • food coloring, as desired
  • 1 piece green peelable string licorice
  • assorted small multicolored hard candies


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make cake mix as directed on box, Pour into pans.
  2. Bake as directed on box for 9-inch round cake pans. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Use serrated knife to cut one-fourth off each cake to form a straight edge about 7 inches long. Use the small pieces of cake to form the change purse. Spread about 2 tablespoons frosting on bottom side of 1 cake. Place bottom side of other cake on frosting, matching cut edges. On serving plate or tray, stand cake, cut side down. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  4. In small bowl, mix remaining frosting and food color until desired shade. Frost cake.
  5. Use peelable string licorice for handle and candy for clasp. Decorate purse as desired with assorted candies. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

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