Making a simple Domo cake!

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 boxes of regular cake mix (I used chocolate but you can use any flavor you like)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 cups of fat free milk (you can use any milk you like or water)
  • 2 tbsps. of vegetable oil
  • Pam (or butter)
  • Flour
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • White marshmallows
  • Small Oreo cookies (the ones that come in a cup)
  • Strawberry glaze
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Red Frosting (or white frosting and food coloring)
  • Sugar
  • Water

  Making your cake mix:
  1. Mix the eggs, milk, oil, some chocolate chips and cake mix until the mix is soft and uniform.  Follow instructions on the cake mix box.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Butter your pans (or use Pam) and sprinkle them with flour to prevent the mix from sticking to the pan.  Get rid of any excess flour.
  4. Pour mix into two rectangular pans, these will serve as Domo’s body.  You will need two so that you are able to stack them together and put filling in the middle.
  5. Pour the rest of the mix into three smaller rectangular pans which will be the legs and arms.  These will not have filling. * The bigger pan that I used measured approximately 11" x 10" and the smaller ones measured about 6" x 3". 
  6. Sprinkle some more chocolate chips into the mix and push them down with a spoon so they don’t stay on top.
  7. Put your cake mix in the oven for about 30 minutes.  You may check the mix by poking it with a toothpick, once it comes out clean, it’s done.

  While you are waiting for your cake to be ready:
  • Cut the marshmallows in half and then cut the halves into equal sized triangles.  These will be the teeth on your Domo.
  • Cut the strawberries into slices for the cake filling.
  • If you did not purchase red frosting for your Domo’s mouth, prepare some by mixing white frosting and red food coloring. 
  • Make some simple syrup by boiling 1/3 cup of sugar into 1/3 cup of water.  * Simple syrup is used to keep the cake moist.
  Making your Domo:
  • Take your cakes out of the pans
  • Cut the dome tops off your cakes and get rid of any crumbs.  Make sure that the cake that you are going to use for the arms and legs ends up as thick as the two bigger cake layers stacked together.
  • Put one of the bigger pieces on the tray where you will place your cake and brush simple syrup on top and around it.
  • Put strawberry glaze of top and the fresh strawberry pieces that you cut earlier.  Make sure you don’t put too much glaze or else it will squeeze out from the sides once you put the other cake layer on top.
  • Put the other layer of cake on top and get rid of any glaze or strawberries that might have squeezed out the sides.
  • Cut one of the smaller pieces of cake in half to make the legs.
  • Cut the other two pieces of cake at an angle as required to make the arms.
  • Brush simple syrup all around and on top the cake. 
  • Make sure the cake is completely cool before you begin frosting.
  Start decorating!
  • Frost the entire cake using chocolate frosting.
  • Make a square right in the middle of your Domo using red frosting.
  • Arrange the pre-cut marshmallows to make the teeth.
  • Use two Oreo cookies to make Domo’s eyes.
  • Put it in the fridge to make the frosting harden.

… And there you have it, a simple way of making a Domo cake.    My phone died right as I was beggining to decorate my cake, so I had no reference image.  That is the reason my Domo looks kind of funny as I had to do it all by memory.  But I think it came out pretty good for being my first cake; it was yummy and I got lots of compliments on it! :)