Backwards Birthday Cake

Bake and frost the chocolate chip cake, then spell your message backwards on this dessert. The kids will have fun trying to read it.

Backwards Birthday Cake
Servings: 12 Prep 35 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins


  • 1 18 1/4 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 16 ounce can vanilla frosting
  • 1 4 1/4 ounce tube yellow decorating icing, fitted with a star tip
  • 1/3 cup colored sprinkles
  • Candy letter decorations

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare batter and divide in two 8-inch round cake pans. Sprinkle batter with chocolate chips. Bake according to package directions. Transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes; invert and cool completely.

2. Level cakes. Fill and frost cake layers with vanilla frosting. Make a decorative border around rim with yellow frosting. Press colored sprinkles onto sides of cake. Place letter decorations backwards on top of cake.