Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 box cake batter, prepared according to package instructions Shortening, butter, or cooking spray for greasing the bowl and pan

  2. 7 chocolate wafers or chocolate sandwich cookies 16-ounce can white frosting Necco candy wafers (we used only the gray ones) Plastic astronauts Miniature American flag (buy a tiny flag pick at a party or baking-supply store or make your own with paper and a toothpick)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Divide the prepared batter into 2 equal parts. Pour one half into a greased 2 1/2-quart oven-safe bowl and the other into a greased 9-inch round pan. Bake both until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, approximately 40 minutes for the bowl and 25 minutes for the pan. Let the cakes cool thoroughly, then remove them from the bowl and pan. Using a rolling pin, crush the chocolate cookies in a Ziploc bag (leave a small opening for air to escape). Empty the can of frosting into a bowl, then stir in the crumbs. Frost the top of the flat cake, then place the dome cake on it. (If necessary, first trim the bottom of the dome with a large knife so that it's level.) Frost the rest of the cake. Push the Necco wafers into the frosting to form craters on the moon's surface. Add the astronauts and the flag.


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