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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
20 mins at 350°
microwave:
10 seconds per batch
Servings:
12
Yield:
mini cakes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 12-cup mini Bundt cupcake pans. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using buttermilk in place of water. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake pans.

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  • Bake at 350° until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Invert and cool completely. Using a small serrated knife, trim domed tops to make them level.

  • Tint frosting orange with food coloring. Spread a little frosting on cut side of 12 of the cakes. Sandwich with remaining 12 cakes. Microwave remaining frosting for 5 to 10 seconds, until smooth but not too thin. Spoon some frosting on top of a stacked cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Top with nonpareils or sprinkles. Cut a Tootsie Roll in half diagonally and reshape slightly with your hands. Add to top of cake as stem.

  • Repeat with other flavors of cake mix, if desired.

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