Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cake Batter Rice Krispy Cake

I adore Pinterest for many reasons. 

Recently I wanted to make a birthday cake for my DIL, Kim.  

I know her very favorite is a funfetti cake, but I wanted to surprise her with a little something different.  I visited HER  pin boards and found Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats. 

I made up a batch, pressed it into a heart-shaped pan to show my love and wrapped it up.

So check out your family and friends pins...a perfect place to find a gift selected by the pinner!

{Here's the delicious pin I found on Kim's board.}

from Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup dry yellow cake mix
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them.

***Note: Many readers have asked what to do with the remaining cake mix.  If you would like to use it to whip up a batch of cake mix cookies, just measure out 6 oz. of the remaining cake mix, and combine it with 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil, and 1 egg.  Stir until mixed.  Then form into cookie dough balls, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.***

Yummy wishes, pin away friends!


  1. Checking others pins for ideas is a great idea! Happy Monday:@)

  2. how aweet are you?! this looks delicious (i love anything cake batter related).

  3. What a great idea! I bet those were just yummy!!!

  4. P.S. I hope your daughter is feeling better and that things are slowing down a bit for you!!!

  5. Hi! What a cute cake! She has the best MIL!!

    I see the link to doTerra, I am interested to hear about this. Send me some information.

    Hugs from Nebraska!

  6. Renee, I LOVE Pinterest and have to discipline myself to not spend too much time there. So many interesting things, love this confetti treat! I'm sure she loved it too!

  7. WHat a fantastic idea to check out her pinterest boards. Genius! ANd you rice krispie cake looks so fun!

  8. What a great idea! I'm saving this for my grandson's birthday soon - he would love it.

  9. You are so clever, Renee. What a great idea! This recipe takes one of our favorite treats to a whole new level. Happy Birthday wishes to your DIL.

  10. What an awesome MIL you are!
    Who knew you could put cake mix in rice crispies? I love them normal, this would put them over the top!

  11. Well, first off...you are the sweetest MIL. I know she must have been thrilled to death.
    Second, that looks sooo delicious and I can't wait to try it....
    and, thirdly, that is an AWESOME idea to watch their pins ......GREAT idea!!
    If you have time, come by to see my cottage showcased on DebbieDoos. :)

  12. Ok, not only is the funfetti Krispy cake just adorable, but you have also rocked my socks with the part at the end about the leftover mix. I make cake mix cookies all the time, but I never thought (DUH!) to make the batch smaller. Really and truly, I'm feeling like a dip for not doing it.

    I want to thank you yet again for praying for us and everything else you did to send encouragement. I hope that as the fog lifts, God gives me my blog voice back, but even if he doesn't, I hope to be inspired by places like Singing With Birds. You never fail to delight me.
    And I do mean never!

  13. Renee, what a fun and pretty idea. I am so in love with Pinterest too. I am typing up a post that I got the recipe off Pinterest the other day. Just wish I had enough time to make everything I post (and that calories and fat didn't count!)


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