Dinosaur Cake

This is one "dino-mite" dinosaur cake recipe. It's easy to make and sure to be a hit for your kid's birthday party.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 box (3 ounce) instant pistachio pudding
3 eggs
1 cup carbonated water
1 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
green food coloring

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, and carbonated water in a large bowl. Beat for 3 minutes. Then stir in nuts. Add several drops of green food coloring for a nice green dinosaur color. Pour into a greased 13X9X2 inch pan at 350F degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Cool the cake completely. If you want to make your own homemade dinosaur, cut the cake into shapes for the body, head, neck, tail, and spines. Then put the shapes together to make one big dinosaur. Spread the green topping so that the shapes blend together for a continuous look. Or for a quick and easy solution, you can use a dinosaur cake pan.

Dinosaur Cake Topping

1 envelope of whipped topping mix
1 box (3 ounce) pistachio pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
green food coloring

Put whipped topping mix and pistachio pudding mix in a bowl. Add milk. Beat until thick. Add several drops of food coloring.

Spread the green topping over the entire cake. Then decorate your dinosaur cake to give it that prehistoric look. You can use walnuts, pecan nuts, chocolate chips, Hershey's kisses, cookie crumbs, maraschino cherries, purple gum drops, or any other creative topping.

Make prehistoric grass by adding green food coloring to shredded coconut and also by shredding carrots. Dye hard boiled eggs for dinosaur eggs, speckled for a wild egg look.

Serve to young dinosaur fans with Rocky Road ice cream.

Serves 15.

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