Funfetti Poke Cake

Cake Batter Poke Cake

Did you all have a good weekend? I sure did! I went down to LA with a friend and she took me on a bakery tour. I can’t wait to tell you guys about it later this week. I saw some pretty amazing flavors and desserts. It gives me some inspiration to get back in the kitchen and get to work.

While I was in Bass Lake this summer, I discovered Birthday Cake Oreos. Umm what? I have been living under a rock? These things are amazing. I knew I wanted to make some sort of dessert with them. So I used them in this Funfetti Poke Cake. What is so amazing about this cake? It is topped with Cake Batter Whipped Cream and Birthday Cake Oreos. This cake is sprinkle overload and I am in love.

Cake Batter Poke Cake

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Brownie Stuffed Funfetti Cupcakes with Chocolate Funfetti Frosting

Funfetti Cupcake

Sometimes when I make cupcakes, I feel the urge to try and combine as many flavors as possible just to see how things turn out. Last weekend, during my baking extravaganza, I had a batch of leftover brownies and no one to eat them. In an attempt to avoid eating them all myself, I decided I wanted to put them inside a cupcake. Yes, a brownie stuff cupcake.

For the cupcake, I used my favorite funfetti recipe from yourcupofcake.com. For the frosting, I wanted to see if I could make a chocolate funfetti frosting. I mean, who wouldn’t want to combine the best two cupcake flavors ever, right?!

Funfetti Cupcake

Brownie Stuffing

3 C Crumbled brownies

1/2 C Chocolate frosting

  • Bake a boxed mix of brownies according the package instructions. Cool completely.
  • When ready, use your hands to crumble brownies into pieces and measure out 3 cups into a separate bowl.
  • Combine with ½ cup of chocolate frosting. Use your hands to mix everything together into one large ball, ensuring the frosting is well mixed.
  • Roll 24 balls of the brownie mixture, about 1 tbsp in size.
  • Set 1 brownie ball in each cupcake liner.

Funfetti cupcake

Funfetti Cupcakes
Recipe from yourcupofcake.com Vanilla Cupcakes

Follow ingredients from Vanilla cupcake and add 1/4 C Sprinkles

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Combine egg whites, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk gently.
  • Slowly mix in cake mix until well combined.
  • Add sprinkles and gently fold into batter.
  • Fill lined cupcake pan 2/3 full, tap the pan a couple times to evenly coat the brownie. Bake for 12 minutes, check with a toothpick and bake another 2-3 minutes until tops are golden or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Having a brownie stuffed inside the cupcake was pretty dang amazing, but what impressed me the most about these cupcakes was the frosting. I whipped the heck out of this frosting and used heavy cream instead of milk to make it super light and fluffy. There’s actually cake mix in the frosting and cocoa powder to create a chocolate funfetti frosting.

Funfetti Cupcake

Chocolate Funfetti Frosting

1 C Unsalted butter, at room temperature

4 oz Cream cheese, at room temperature

1/3 C Cocoa powder

1 C Vanilla cake mix

4 tsp Pure vanilla extract

3 C Confectionary sugar

2 tbsp Heavy cream (no substitutions)

  • Allow butter and cream cheese to come to room temperature.
  • Use a fine sifter to sift the cocoa powder, eliminating any clumps.
  • Once softened, combine butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add cocoa powder and continue to beat on medium speed until smooth. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract. I like to add the vanilla extract after the cocoa powder to help keep the mixture smooth.
  • Add 1 cup vanilla cake mix and continue to beat on medium speed; add the other 2 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Continue to slowly add confectionary sugar followed by the heavy cream. Beat for several minutes with the paddle attachment on medium-high speed. Switch to the whisk attachment and beat for another 3-5 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.

Funfetti cupcake

I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the airiness of the frosting after beating it for so long! I feel as though the longer I whip the frosting, the better it becomes. I choose not to put sprinkles into the frosting because I liked the look of the sprinkles on top.

 

This post is linked up on the Back for Seconds blog.

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Cake Batter Whipped Cream

Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dad! It’s been awhile since I have been home to celebrate his birthday with him. However, it never fails that my dad makes himself an ice cream cake for his birthday. This is sort of our family tradition when it comes to birthdays. I decided I would make a mini ice cream cake with cake batter whipped cream frosting for his birthday. Don’t worry dad, we ate the whole thing!

Ice cream cakes are pretty easy to put together, and I mean really, what goes better with cake than ice cream? My favorite flavors are grasshopper pie (editor’s note: I don’t know what that is) ice cream with chocolate cake. There are so many flavor combinations with the ice cream cake, which is why it is one of my favorite cakes! If I wanted some serious calories, I would choose Ben and Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream, that is my jam! Continue reading

Cake Batter Whipped Cream

homemade whipped cream

There are a many things I love when it comes to dessert; homemade whipped cream is one of them. It’s so easy to make and often impresses my guests! At Christmas time, I made a Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream, which is my most pinned recipe on Pinterest. Now that winter is coming to an end, I figured it was time for a new whipped cream. I have been dreaming about Cake Batter Whipped Cream for weeks. I love cake batter, but most cake batter flavored desserts are too sweet or over flavored for me.

This Cake Batter Whipped Cream is perfect. It is a bit thicker than regular whipped cream, but it’s not overpowering or overly sweet. I dipped strawberries in it, put it on some cake and basically ate the entire batch myself. Seriously, my boyfriend didn’t even take a bite. Continue reading

Poppable Cake Batter Bites

Prepare for cake batter bliss

Good things come in small packages. Mini cupcakes are no exception. I think there is a guilt-less factor in eating mini cupcakes; at least until you get to the 4th or 5th one.

I have seen tons of businesses built around mini cupcakes, which are usually so gorgeous. I LOVE mini cupcakes, but they have their challenges. They are easy to over bake and limit your decorating options, plus I think they take a little bit more work because there are more of them.

I wanted to try something different with these minis. First, I baked them without a liner, then I dipped them in white chocolate, rolled them in sprinkles and topped them off with cake batter frosting. My friends inhaled them by the handfuls.

Adorable little things aren’t they?

You can do this with any flavor of cupcake and colored sprinkles, but I chose pink, red and white since Valentines Day is coming up! First things first, bake yourself some mini cupcakes (without the liners) and be sure to grease your pan. You can check my previous post for tips on cupcake baking.

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