Dinosaur Cake

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I made this easy Dinosaur Cake for my youngest who turned 4 this past week. We celebrated his birthday yesterday with close family and I felt so bad not having time to do a big party for him this year, but he didn’t seem to mind one bit! He had a full day of swimming and fun and he requested dinosaurs and Mexican food so that is exactly what we gave him!

Everything was so last minute so I wanted to come up with a super easy Dinosaur Cake using things that we had on hand. We all thought this turned out so cute and you just can’t get any easier than this cake!

Easy Dinosaur Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 3 Graham crackers
  • Green sprinkles
  • 2 Large edible eyes
  • 2 Chocolate chips
  • 2 Marshmallows
close up of the head of the dinosaur cake

How To Make an Easy Dinosaur Cake

  • Pour your cake mix into 2 round cake pans and 2 cupcakes. Bake according to directions.
  • Cut the bottom of one cooled round cake in a straight line on the sides leaving a half circle in the middle.
  • Take your cake and place it on the other round cake facing up. Then cut around the outline on the top of the other cake to match things up. Place them on a platter.
  • Cut out 2 sections from the bottom to fit your 2 cupcakes. Cut out a tail from the scraps.
  • Make frosting (or use store bought) and add a few drop of green food coloring.
  • Cut graham crackers in half for the horns and spread some of the frosting on the front. Dip the frosted graham crackers in green sprinkles.
  • Frost the cake. Press in the frosted graham crackers around the top of the head. Decorate with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and edible eyes.

Cut mini marshmallows in half for the feet

My now 4 year old absolutely loves this cake and everyone thought it was so cute. Sometimes simple ideas do way better than complicated fancy cakes. We also made him a Dinosaur Quesadilla and he just loved it. He loves guacamole as well so we created a Dinosaur Guacamole dish for him decorating with chips, sour cream, and black beans.

Dinosaur Party for my now 4 year old!

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Easy Dinosaur Cake

We made this Dinosaur Cake for my youngest who turned 4 this past week. It's a super easy cake to make using things that we had on hand.
Servings: 10
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat your over as directed on your cake mix. Pour your cake mix into 2 round cake pans and 2 cupcakes. Bake according to directions.
  • Cut the bottom of one cooled round cake in a straight line on the sides leaving a half circle in the middle. Take your cake and place it on the other round cake facing up. Then cut around the outline on the top of the other cake to match things up. Place them on a platter. Cut out 2 sections from the bottom to fit your 2 cupcakes. Cut out a tail from the scraps.
  • Make frosting (or use store bought) and add a few drop of green food coloring. Cut graham crackers in half and then added a toothpick on the back securing with a little cookie icing. Let that dry and then spread some of the frosting on the front. Dip the frosted graham crackers in green sprinkles.
  • Frost the cake. Press in the frosted graham crackers around the top of the head. Cut marshmallows in half for the horns. Press on edible eyes and use chocolate chips for the nose.
  • Cut marshmallows in half for make the horns. Press on edible eyes and use chocolate chips for the nose. Cut cut mini marshmallows in half for the feet.

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9 comments on “Dinosaur Cake”

  1. Hi, came across this when searching for dinosaur cake ideas for my 3 yr old daughter. It was so simple and cute! We made ours was pink :). Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I see you say to cut marshmallows in half for the horns, but my brain just cannot figure that part out! ๐Ÿ™
    The cake is adorable and I plan to make it this weekend for my 3 year old's birthday party… Can't wait…

    Can you explain – or show – how to cut the horns???

    Thanks for sharing this great simple dinosaur cake!!!

    1. Hi Tashena! Cut the marshmallow in half at a angle from the bottom right edge to the top left edge…hope that is a bit more clear. Thanks!

  3. Bree bumblebreeblog

    I can't handle all the cutest that is going on, on this page right now! I love it! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite)

    Aww his smile is so precious! And your cakes and sweets are so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beth Jackson Klosterboer

    Your cake is amazing and the other dinosaur treats are great too! I can imagine how much your son loved his special day.

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