Ladybug Cake

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) betty crocker supermoist yellow cake mix or (18 1/4 ounce) betty crocker supermoist white cake mix
  • 1 14
    cups water
  • 13
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1
    (16 ounce) container betty crocker whipped fluffy ready-to-spread white frosting
  • 1
    large red gumdrop
  • red and black shoestring licorice
  • red sugar
  • 1
    large black gumdrop


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Generously grease bottom only of 1-1/2 round casserole or heatproof bowl and bottom of loaf pan, 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2".
  • Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl constantly.
  • Pour half the batter into casserole; pour remaining batter into loaf pan.
  • Bake about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Run knife around side of casserole and loaf pan to loosen cakes; remove from casserole and pan to wire rack.
  • Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Wrap and freeze loaf cake for another use.
  • Place cake, rounded side up, on serving plate.
  • Frost cake with frosting.
  • Make face on side of cake, ussing cookies for eyes, red gumdrop slice for nose, red shoestring licorice for mouth and black shoestring licorice for eyebrows and antennae.
  • Sprinkle red sugar over cake to within 2 inches from curved side of face.
  • Place black gumdrop slices on cake for spots.
  • Serve when ready.