Robot Cake

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  • 35 min prep
  • 2 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 1/16 recipe (76 g) each.

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Robot Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided
  • 1 tsp. blue food colouring
  • 12 large hard silver round candies
  • 2 Tbsp. small hard silver round candies
  • 8 Mini Oreo Cookies


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan, lining pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray before adding batter. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Use foil handles to transfer cake from pan to wire rack. Remove foil. Cool cake completely. Cut cake into pieces and arrange on platter as shown in diagram, using toothpicks to attach the robot's hands and feet to top of cake. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking.
  • Decorate  chocolate cake circle and square as shown in photo. Carefully place on cake as shown in photo. Tint 2 cups Cool Whip with food colouring; spread onto top and sides of robot's body. Spread remaining Cool Whip onto robot as shown in photo.
  • Add  remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

NoteHard silver candies, called "dragees," can be found at most bulk food stores. Remove and discard them from cake, along with the toothpicks, before serving cake.

Frankenstein CakeTint 1 cup Cool Whip with green food colouring; spread onto hands, feet and head pieces. Tint remaining Cool Whip with blue food colouring; spread onto body. Use brown decorating gel to add facial features and hair. Add Mini Oreo Cookies on the side of head and on the shoulders for Frankenstein's electric bolts.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 1/16 recipe (76 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 230 
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Saturated fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 300 mg
  • Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 10 %DV