Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Recipe: What to Bring to the Christmas Party by Donna John

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake Recipe: What to Bring to the Christmas Party

Ugly sweater parties are all the rage. This fun ugly Christmas sweater cake can be customized to fit any theme – and be as ugly as you want it to be. This Christmas cake is easy to make because it starts with a box cake mix. Use whatever flavor you want! 

Get creative with the icing colors and decorations to make a cake as unique as Uncle Bob's Christmas taco sweater or your neighbor’s holiday tuxedo number! While you have the oven on and are in baking mode, whip up a batch of these ugly Christmas sweater cookies, too. Your holiday party will be the talk of the town! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • Bake cakes beforehand and let guests decorate for an ugly sweater cake decorating contest.
  • Store baked cakes in airtight containers.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Bake the cake in a 13x9-inch pan following the directions on the box. Remove from pan onto a serving platter and allow to cool completely. 
  2. Remove about 1/4 cup of the frosting and set aside. Color the rest of the white frosting to desired color. Frost entire cooled cake.
  3. Press a fork into the icing all over the cake to create a sweater material effect. 
  4. Put the reserved frosting into a plastic zipper bag and cut off the end to create a piping bag (or use regular piping bag and decorative tip). Pipe a V and a line down the middle to create the sweater neck and seam. 
  5. Add chocolate chips for buttons. 
  6. Decorate the rest of the cake with desired holiday decorations to finish the ugly sweater. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 139

Total Fat: 5.6g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 12mg

Sodium: 150mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 4.5g

Protein: 1.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 28mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 66mg

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Julie Rose
This is so funny!
Elisa Schmitz
What a great twist on this fun idea! We need more smiles, and this is perfect for this time of year, thank you, Donna John ! :-)

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