The first birthday cake of the month went to my sister Kailee. When I asked her for a list of her favorite foods to get inspiration from, she said that she loved Maple Brown Sugar Poptarts. Definitely not a health food, but I was up for the challenge. I won't post the exact recipe here because I kinda maybe sorta didn't write all the ingredients down...but I'll give ya some guidelines in case you want to make a Poptart Cake of your own.
The base of the cake is inspired by my PBJ Bars (minus the peanuts and the jelly and plus a few slight modifications).
This was inspired by the famous garbanzo bean cookie dough dip a lot of people have been blogging about lately.
I am going to be honest with you on this one and say the frosting can from a Betty Crocker box and wasn't the healthiest...gasp! I know I know... I was just trying to make my sister happy. Haha.
1. Make two thin cake sheets.
2. Frost one layer and top with the other to form the poptart.
3. Frost top.
Again I'm sorry for the late of detail in my recipe, but I want to challenge you to make your own and use your imagination. Not too long after I made the Poptart Cake, I had to get my gears turning again to think of what to make my roommate for her birthday. Recently, I found the cutest pink pig gummies at the Wholesale grocery store. I couldn't resist buying them for her because she loves pigs almost as much as I love giraffes. It was then that I decided to make her a pink pig cake with a secret ingredient. Dun dun dunnnn. You guys are lucky that you get to read what the secret ingredient is before you try the cake. My roommates weren't so lucky. I refused to tell them until they tried and it and to my surprise they loved it! I got a kick out of them trying to guess the secret ingredient too. :p
I have to put another disclaimer on this recipe because it is definitely not as nutritious as it could be being as it uses a boxed cake mix, but hey who says you can't overdose on sugar on your birthday?!
PIGGY CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 box Chocolate cake mix
1 can (about 15 oz) Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)*
1-1 1/2 cups Water
*I promise you won't taste the pumpkin at all!
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Mix all ingredients together making sure all the clumps are broken up.
3. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
4. Bake 30-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean in the center.
Note: I used folded up aluminum foil like a cookie cutter to shape the cake like a pig. Then I used the leftover frosting from my sisters cake to frost it and added a pinch of red jello mix to dye it pink. Pretty resourceful huh? :)
Sorry Jordan...I just had to add this!