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Easy Construction Cake Recipe

Easy Construction Cake Recipe

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This easy construction cake is a fun and interactive cake kids will love! It’s a an easy birthday cake you can make for a party or to celebrate your kids’ love for diggers, cars and trucks. 

It’s construction season here, in both our kitchen and outside on all the roads! Let’s make a construction cake! 

My son @DashBakesTheGreats loved bulldozing and eating his way through this fun, interactive cake. It doesn’t get any easier either, using our favorite chocolate box caked mix, carve out a road, add all the construction toys, signs and cones and go to town playing and of course eating the cake!

construction cake recipe

construction cake recipe

construction cake recipe

construction cake recipe

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Are there substitutions for the construction cake?

Of course you could make your favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe, even though we used Betty Crocker boxed cake mix. If chocolate isn’t your favorite might we suggest white, yellow, marble, or confetti cake! You could also add frosting to the cake, except for on the road as things get pretty sticky and your construction vehicle might just get stuck! 

What occasions are great for this digger cake? 

Another fun idea and for any birthday celebration, you can design the road to be the number of a child’s birthday for a birthday cake twist! 

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Construction Cake – Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake (buy a store-bought sheet cake, use a cake mix like we did, or make your favorite homemade recipe)

Construction Toys (washed and dried)

9×13″ baking pan

Nonstick baking spray or parchment paper

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How do you make a Construction Cake?

It doesn’t get any easier than this. The thing that takes the most time is washing and drying the construction toys!

Simply make your favorite chocolate cake in a nonstick or parchment lined 9×13″ pan and bake according to the directions.

Once baked and cooled, remove and place on a food-safe surface where your child(ren) can play. A large cutting board, platter, or parchment-lined surface is great!

Create an S-shaped road wide enough for your biggest construction vehicle. Using a butter knife, scrape out the top depth of the road, leaving some cake on the bottom to represent the road. 

Add your construction toys, signs, and cones onto the top of the cake and their favorite construction vehicle for driving on the road. 

It’s super fun to gather “dirt” (crumbs) and add them on a dump truck to empty out! 

Be sure to check out Dash’s baking Instagram @DashBakesTheGreats for more kids baking ideas and inspiration. Check out all his recipes here 

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Construction Cake Recipe

This easy construction cake is a fun and interactive cake kids will love! It's a an easy birthday cake you can make for a party or to celebrate your kids' love for diggers, cars and trucks. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • Chocolate Cake Buy a store-bought sheet cake, use a cake mix like we did, or make your favorite homemade recipe
  • Construction Toys (washed and dried)
  • 9x13" baking pan (if baking your own cake)
  • parchment paper or baking nontick spray (if baking your own cake)

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite chocolate cake in a nonstick or parchment lined 9x13" pan and bake according to the directions.
    Once baked and cooled, remove and place on a food safe surface where your child(ren) can play. A large cutting board, platter, or parchment lined surface is great!
    Create an S shaped road wide enough for your biggest construction vehicle. Using a butter knife, scrape out the top depth of the road, leaving some cake on the bottom to represent the road. 
    Add your construction toys, signs, and cones onto the top of the cake and their favorite construction vehicle for driving on the road. 
    It's super fun to gather "dirt" (crumbs) and add them on a dump truck to empty out! 

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