Construction Birthday Cake

47  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 2 hr total
  • Makes 14 servings.

Construction Birthday Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate flavor cake mix
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 12 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 1 cup)


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan. Cool cake in pan 5 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Cut 2-inch-wide strip off one side of cake; cut into shapes to create boulders.
  • Frost  remaining cake with COOL WHIP; sprinkle with cookie crumbs to represent dirt.
  • Place  boulders in piles on top of cake. Place clean small toy construction vehicles on top of cake.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseKids can have fun helping decorate this cake. At 14 servings, this crowd-pleasing cake is the perfect size for a birthday party.

Make AheadBake cake a day ahead, cool and cover with plastic wrap. Decorate the morning of the party, loosely covering boulders with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Special ExtraUse additional cookie crumbs to cover sides of cake.


Nutrition Information

Makes 14 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 310 
    • Total fat 18 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 45 mg
    • Sodium 370 mg
    • Carbohydrate 36 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 22 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 15 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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