Experimenting in the kitchen is a lot of fun. Some times things go horribly wrong, complete disasters, while other things turn out better than expected. This is one of those times where everything turned out delicious!
I have been making cake pops awhile now, ever since my Sweetie got me a cake pop maker. Never in a blue moon would I have ever thought of placing cake pops inside a “cake”… until I did it this weekend.
So here’s the scoop on what I did to make the coolest looking cake in the world! (well, maybe not the entire world, but in this household it got rave reviews!)
To make this cake, I bought two different boxes of cake mixes, one white and one chocolate (Devil’s Food Cake, to be exact). I mixed the white cake up first exactly as the box directed me to, then I divided out three portions of this cake batter into three bowls, and added a few drops of food coloring to each. This is what the cake pops are going to be from.
After I got the perfect color mixed, I poured the batter into my Cake Pop Maker and cooked them for about 5 minutes. I went through all three bowls of colored cake batter and made as many cake pops as I could. Once all of this batter was gone, and the cake pops were cooling, I started to mix up my second cake batter. I used a chocolate Devil’s Food cake mix for my cake.
Next, I poured a thin layer of the chocolate cake batter on the bottom of two 9″ round cake pans and spread it around evenly, then I placed the colored cake pops on top of the batter, and evenly distributed the colors throughout the entire pan. Then, I added the remaining chocolate cake batter on top of the cake pops to complete the cake and covered them up.
Side note: I had a small portion of my white cake mix batter left from making the cake pops, so I decided to pour the white cake mix on top of the chocolate batter and swirled it around a bit. I kinda liked the look of it as now it looks marbled. (did not want to waste any cake batter ya know)
I baked the cake according to the directions on the box, and tested the cake by poking it a few times with a toothpick. (ya know that ole toothpick tester method that we all love) Once done, of course the cake had to cool before being frosted. Now, this is where I am on pins and needles as I am dying to know “what” happened to the cake pops inside the cake! Time passed slowly at this point… must know, must know, must know what happened!
To make a long story short, the cake cooled, it was frosted, and the cake knife found its way inside that delicious cake awaiting to be eaten. Results: AMAZING! What I found inside the first piece, was colored circles floating all around chocolate goodness! This will definitely be something that I will make again now that I know this process works!
Can you just imagine making a cake for Christmas like this? Ooooh, a white cake with red and green cake pops floating inside each slice! Now that is what I call ingenious!
What have you created in your kitchen lately?