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Beehive Cake

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Guests at my fun Bee Tea thought this cake was so cute! To make the hive's different-sized cake layers, I just searched through my kitchen drawers and cabinets and found containers I had on hand to bake the tiers. Honey adds character to the spice cake's flavor. -Sheila Bradshaw, Columbus, Ohio"
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Bake the small cake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, the medium cake for 40-45 minutes and the large cake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from dishes to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat frosting and food coloring. Place large cake on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with medium cake; frost. Add small cake; frost top and sides of entire cake. Using a wooden spoon and beginning at bottom of cake, make circles in frosting around cake to form the beehive. Position chocolate wafer at the base for the entrance.


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This recipe is not helpful. The cake is cute, but the recipe doesn't say what size pans to use for the "small cake" and the "large cake." Using only one package of cake mix, it is a bit mysterio...

I didn't make a beehive out of this, but I made it in a single sheet, 13" I'm pretty sure. It turned out tasting great. We were having my husband's boss over for dinner and he just adored it. Th...