Friday, May 8, 2015

Polka Dot Cake


I'm celebrating my birthday over the weekend so I thought it was appropriate to have a beautiful birthday cake on the blog today.  
I saw this idea on Facebook and knew I had to try it.  This is by no means a recipe for a cake... I used boxed cake mix to make it easy (but a scratch cake can be used as well).  Today's post is all about how to achieve this fun cake.   
You can make the cake and polka dots any color/flavor you wish, so customize away for any holiday or occasion.   I used a white vanilla cake mix and topped it with strawberry frosting.  I love pink... what can I say... I'm still a little girl at heart.  

2 boxes of cake mix   ( I used white cake to get the color I wanted, but you can do any color or flavor)
food coloring of choice
1-2 tubs of frosting (your choice)
sprinkles or cake decorations of choice

Special tools:  cake pop machine or cake pop pan

  Recipe idea Source

Here are so tips and tricks from Paula Deen to make that box cake mix taste more like a scratch cake:
1.  Add an extra egg than the box suggests
2.  Cream butter for the oil they recommend
3.  Substitute milk for the water
Make cake batter according to package instructions.  Separate out some batter and dye it for your desired polka dot color(s).  I did two colors of pink and purple.

 Make the polka dots using the cake pop machine or a cake pop pan then set aside.  Grease and lay a parchment layer in your cake pan.  Pour half the white cake batter into your pan(s).  Then place the prepared cake pops into the batter.  I recommend you make more cake pops dots than you think.  I wish I had put more so each slice when cut had polka dots.

Pour remaining batter on top of cake pops.  Bake according to box instructions or until cake is fully baked.  You cake pops will not bake more... they will still remain soft.  Cool cake and frost as desired. Slice and serve.  Enjoy.

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