Batter up! 3 new takes on classic cake

Cake is delicious, cake is magical, cake is everything we've ever wanted in a dessert…but it's also little boring. With Frankenfoods like cronuts and doughnut ice cream cones (seriously, look it up) taking over the world, classic cake seems to be getting left behind.

But we can't let that happen! Ahead, three new takes on the tasty standard guaranteed to bring back your love for C-A-K-E.

Cake pops
The biggest problem with cake? It's not portable. Seriously, this is America—I need my dessert on the go.

What you'll need:

Cake mix—prepared
Meltable white chocolate
Cake pop sticks (get them HERE)
Colorful sprinkles/edible glitter

What to do:

Bake the cake and allow it to cool. Crumble the cake into a large bowl until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the frosting little by little until the mixture is moist and able to hold a ball shape. Use a spoon to scoop out the mixture and roll into a tight ball, then place on a plate. Repeat until all of the mixture has been used. You will then need to melt 2-4 ounces of the white chocolate in the microwave. Dip the cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate and insert into the rolled cake pops. Freeze for about 20 minutes. Melt remaining chocolate. Remove frozen cake pops. One at a time, dip cake pop into the melted chocolate and decorate with the sprinkles. Stick the cake pop into a Styrofoam block to hold. Repeat until all cake pops are decorated.

Recipe/image source: Sugarkissed

Cake batter dip
Why didn't we think of this earlier?

What you'll need:
1 box of Funfetti cake mix
2 cups Cool Whip
2 cups Vanilla Yogurt

What to do:
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, Cool whip and Yogurt until blended. Chill for 2 hours. Add sprinkles. Serve with animal crackers or vanilla wafers.

Recipe/image source: Budget Savvy Diva

Cake batter puppy chow
No, it's not for dogs. It's for lucky, lucky humans.

What you'll need:

1 box of Rice Chex Cereal
1 tablespoon butter
1 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon heavy cream
3 cups cake mix
1 cup powdered sugar

What to do:

Melt the white chocolate and butter in the microwave. Every 20 seconds, stir the chocolate until melted. Be careful not to burn it! Pour cereal into a large bowl and add the chocolate butter mixture. Stir to combine, making sure all the cereal is coated. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar and cake mix, then combine that mixture with the coated cereal in a Tupperware container or plastic bag. Shake until all the cereal is coated, and enjoy!

Image/recipe source:  Sally's Baking Addiction

What's your favorite cake-like treat? Let us know below!  


by Caitlin Callihan | 3/1/2016