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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

10 Recies with a cake Mix

So, I have been waiting for cake mixes to go on sale.  Here are 10 fun recipes that use cake mixes.  Our next installment of 10 on Tuesday. 

  1. Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
When you’re looking to turn a classic recipe into something so irresistibly delicious, there’s only one thing to do … add a kick of cake mix. Dry cake mix lends a delicious cake batter flavor to the dough, filling, and icing of these totally incredible (and totally easy!) cinnamon rolls. Whether you’re serving them up for a big day or just adding a bit of oomph to your weekend breakfast table, these Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls are totally fab!
Roll out the dough.
On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/2" thick.

Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
1 1/2 cup very warm water
1 packet of yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup yellow cake mix (I prefer Betty Crocker.)
2 cups flour

For the filling:
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup yellow cake mix

For the icing:
6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cake mix
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3-5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour the water into a very large bowl. Whisk in the yeast. Then the sugar. Allow the mixture to rest for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the salt, olive oil, and 2 1/4 cups of the flour. Sprinkle just enough flour over the dough until it becomes pliable enough to knead. Knead the dough until it becomes soft and elastic. Cover with a clean cloth and set aside, allowing the dough to rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Drizzle butter across the dough, sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and cake mix. Roll tightly into a roll, then slice into 2″ pieces with a sharp knife. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet and allow them to rise for 15 minutes more before putting them in the oven and baking for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
In a stand mixer, beat together all icing ingredients until a spreadable frosting is formed. Drizzle over hot rolls. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
Many of these recipes are from:

  2. The Birthday Cake Mix Milkshake
The other day my daughter and I were discussing the finer points of birthday celebrations. She has them a lot of school and is always telling me what her friend’s parents send in for snacks. Most of the snacks that come in are fresh fruit and cute mini-muffins but my daughter desperately wishes someone would send in milkshakes. I think she’ll have to wait a while for that to happen, but in the mean time I experimented with a birthday cake batter milkshake just for fun. I’ll have to keep it in mind in case I actually have the chance to bring them to school one day.

The Birthday Cake Batter Milkshake
Makes 4 small milkshakes 
1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 cups milk
3/4 cup dry boxed vanilla cake batter mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream
Festive sprinkles

Place the vanilla ice cream, milk, cake batter mix and vanilla extract into a blender and blender until smooth. If you want the shake a little thinner add a little more milk until you reached the desired consistency. Top with whipped cream and birthday sprinkles!

Cake Batter Pancakes  3. Cake Mix Pancakes
Blogger Jessica Walker from Little Miss Bossy shares a new kind of pancake recipe. Bisquick® and SuperMoist® cake mix make these pancakes sweet, fun and a delicious birthday treat!
1  cup Original Bisquick® mix
1  cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
3  tablespoons candy sprinkles
1  cup milk
1  teaspoon vanilla
2  eggs
Glaze and Garnish
1  cup powdered sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons milk
1/2  teaspoon vanilla
Additional candy sprinkles
  • 1 Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together pancake ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until pancakes are golden brown. Stack on serving plates.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until smooth.
  • 4 To serve, top each serving with glaze and additional candy sprinkles.
 4. Cake Mix Muddy Buddies
slightly adapted from So Very Blessed and Chef n' Training
Makes 5 cups

5 cups Rice Chex cereal
10 ounces (5 squares) vanilla flavored Almond Bark
3/4 cup yellow cake mix
1/4 cup powdered sugar
colored sprinkles
vegetable shortening, optional

1. Pour 5 cups of Chex Cereal into a large bowl.
2. Melt Almond Bark according to the package directions, adding vegetable shortening to thin if desired.
3. Pour Almond Bark over cereal, stirring and folding until the cereal is completely covered. Generously shake sprinkles over mixture and fold them in as well. so they stick to the Almond Bark.
4. In a large bag or covered container such as Tupperware, put cake mix and powdered sugar and shake to mix evenly.
5. Pour the Almond Bark covered cereal into the large bag or container containing cake mix and powdered sugar. Seal the bag or container and shake until all the cereal is coated with the powdered mixture.
6. Discard excess powder and enjoy!
  5. Cake Mix Snow Ice Cream
Author: Snappy Gourmet
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons Pinnacle Cake flavored vodka
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups fluffy clean snow (or fluffy shaved ice)
  1. Mix together condensed milk, cake mix, vodka, milk, and vanilla in large bowl until well combined. Quickly mix in snow.
  2. Serve immediately or spoon into container and freeze until hard.
SNAPPY TIPS: The ice cream is fairly soft right after you mix it together. If you want it a harder consistency, spoon it in a container with lid and freeze for an hour or two.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: You can substitute any flavor of cake mix and/or vodka. You can substitute additional milk for the vodka.
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  6. Cake Mix Cookies
  • 18 oz. pkg. cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened - 0r 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg (if use oil use 2 eggs)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is thoroughly mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes. Cool two minutes on cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool.
If using chocolate cake mix, add 2 Tbsp. water along with egg. You can stir in chocolate chips, coated candy pieces, chopped nuts, or oatmeal. Frost the cookies, using canned frosting, or make sandwich cookies by spreading frosting between two cookies. These Cake Mix Cookies should be stored tightly covered at room.
Add frosting and sprinkles if you want to decorate.  You can also add m&m’s, chocolate chips, white chips or any fun additions of your choice.  Be creative!!!!

cake bark    7. CAKE Mix BARK     

Sweet Eats

6 ounces high quality dark chocolate
12 ounces high quality white chocolate
3 teaspoons yellow cake mix
sprinkles of your choice (3 tablespoons+)

Melt dark chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour chocolate on. You can smooth it with a spatula to the thickness you desire. Stick in the freeze for 20 minutes.

Melt while chocolate. Whisk in cake mix slowly, stirring well until no lumps remain. Let it set for 3 full minutes (or at least until it slightly thickens). Remove baking sheet with chocolate from the freezer and immediately pour white chocolate on top. Sprinkle on sprinkles. Freeze for 20 minutes.
Once set, break into chunks. Keep refrigerated.

cake-batter-rice-krispies  8. CAKE Mix RICE KRISPIES via Gimme Some Oven
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 6 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 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.

cake batter truffle  9. CAKE BATTER TRUFFLES via The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 ½ cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons sprinkles
Truffle Coating:
16 ounces (8 squares) almond bark (or white candy melts)
4 Tablespoons yellow cake mix

Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Mix in sprinkles by hand. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.

While dough balls are chilling, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. Once melted, quickly stir in cake mix until incorporated completely. Using a fork, dip truffles into almond bark and shake of excess bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl. Place truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls until finished.

Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. Makes around 24-30 truffles.

cakebatterbars-2  10. Cake Batter Bars
  • 1 1/4 cup funfetti cake mix
  • 3/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 heaping tablespoons sprinkles of your choice (I used stars)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan.
  2. Cream both sugars, butter, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk.
  3. Gradually mix in flour, cake mix, and baking soda until just mixed. Stir in sprinkles.
  4. Spread batter evenly into greased pan.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until top is lightly browned and middle still jiggles slightly. Cool completely before cutting.
and here is a freebie…  Use the ice cream and cookie recipe from above and combine into Ice Cream Sandwiches

  Cake Mix Ice Cream Sandwiches

Well that's if for 10 on Tuesday.

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