This is a simple cake that will wow your friends and family! Start-to-finish, this cake can be made in 5 hours.
To make this cake, you will need the following:
1 x 16.5 oz. box cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
2 x 16 oz. cans frosting
1 x 24 oz. box black-colored fondant
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Non-stick cooking spray
Red food coloring (optional)
Fondant roller (or regular rolling pin, but fondant roller is optimal)
Greaseless cake board (or rectangular serving tray)
Ruler or measuring tape
Set up all of your ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low for 30 seconds, then medium for 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
Pour batter into lined pan, and place in preheated oven. Bake according to directions on the back of the box.
Once cake is cooked and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, remove cake to cooling rack and cool until room temparture, 45-60 minutes.