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Easy Construction Cake or Excavator Cake With Chocolate Candies on Rustic Background

Easy Construction Cake (Excavator Cake)

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Easy construction cake or excavator cake, homemade with simple ingredients. This birthday cake is composed of two tiers of chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, candies, Oreos and toy trucks create a construction site.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday cake, decorated cake
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 20 People
Calories 625
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • Bake cakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting and chop up some of the candies in half.
  • Place each cake on a round cardboard cake board that's the same size as the cake.
  • Cut each cake in half horizontally and spread icing on top.
  • Place the other half of each cake on top and press gently to secure together.
  • Ice both cakes fully in icing and use the back of a spoon to create a rustic pattern.
  • Place the 8 inch cake on a large serving board.
  • Stick 4 dowels or bubble tea straws in the center of the cake and cut straws to the correct height.
  • Place the other 4 inch cake on top of the dowels and press gently to stick the 2 tiers together.
  • Place the washed toy trucks on the cake and on the large cake board.
  • Create an illusion of a construction site by sticking chopped up candy bars on cake to represent large stones and sprinkle Oreo crumbs for dirt. Create a puddle of ganache around some of the trucks to represent wet cement.
  • Do this decoration for the tiered cake and the large board as well to create a bigger story. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg