Robot Cake

3  Ratings
  • 35 min prep
  • 2 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Robot Cake Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 tsp. blue food coloring
  • 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.; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely; cut 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 coloring; 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. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSweets can be part of a special occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.

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 coloring; spread onto hands, feet and head pieces. Tint remaining COOL WHIP with blue food coloring; 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.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 250 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 280 mg
    • Carbohydrate 30 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 18 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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