Merry-Go-Round Cake

14  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 12 servings.

Merry-Go-Round Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 3/4 cup multi-colored miniature marshmallows
  • 8 LU Crème Roulée Rolled Wafers - Dark Chocolate
  • 8 BARNUM'S ANIMALS Crackers


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 3-qt. fluted tube pan. Cool in pan 10 min.; invert onto wire rack. Cool cake completely. Place, rounded-side down, on plate.
  • Beat  dry pudding mix, powdered sugar and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP. Spread onto cake. Press marshmallows into frosting around edge of cake. Insert wafers in top of cake as shown in photo. Place 1 animal cracker at base of each wafer.
  • Top  wafers with 10-inch paper doily for the merry-go-round roof. (See Tip.) Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseThis cake can liven up your next party and at 12 servings, it makes enough to feed a crowd.

How to Make the Merry-Go-Round RoofCut slit from edge just to center of 10-inch paper doily. Overlap 2 edges slightly to form peaked top; secure with tape.

Special ExtraTint COOL WHIP with food coloring before using to frost cake.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 400 
    • Total fat 17 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 55 mg
    • Sodium 460 mg
    • Carbohydrate 58 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 37 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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