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!