Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rice Krispy Cake Surprise

Good evening foodies and friends! Christmas is fast approaching, and we all know that this holiday is chock full of surprises and gifts. Today's entry is all about surprises. I know all of you enjoy the thrill of opening gifts of Christmas morning, not knowing what awaits you. The joy and excitement on your face and your family and friend's faces as they open gifts as well practically make the holiday! This cake is very much like those gifts awaiting you. When you bring this cake to a holiday gathering, it will cause gasps and smiles, laughter and questions. People will wonder how you executed such a seemingly difficult feat! In reality, this cake is super simple. It takes less than an hour total, from start to finish. So, with much anticipation, I present:

☃On the seventeenth day of Christmas recipes, your hostess gave to you☃

Rice Krispy Cake Surprise

You will need:

  • 18 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 6 cups Fruity Pebbles
  • 4 bags marshmallows
  • 2 sticks butter
  • Yellow and green food coloring
  • 8-inch round cake pan 
  • 6-inch round cake pan 
  • 3-inch round cake pan 
  • Vanilla Frosting (store bought OR homemade)

  1. Start by making a batch of the Fruity Pebbles for the tree portion of the cake. 
  2. Follow the recipe on the box to make the Rice Krispie treats, but use four tablespoons of butter instead of three because this will help mold the tree shape.
  3. After the marshmallows are mostly melted, add in one tablespoon of green gel food coloring. 
  4. Mix until fully incorporated and let the mixture rest a few minutes. 
  5. Use your cake pans as a guide. 
  6. Start the base of the tree with the eight-inch pan. 
  7. Make sure the pan is thoroughly buttered. 
  8. Place the base of the tree in the freezer and start on the next layer using the six-inch pan. 
  9. When done, place it in freezer and continue on to the three-inch pan.
  10. For the top of the tree, mold it into a point instead of keeping it level.
  11. Now make three batches of regular Rice Krispie treats following the recipe on the box, again using four tablespoons of butter instead of three.
  12. Remove the other Rice Krispie layers from the freezer. 
  13. Keep the eight-inch tree base in the cake pan and remove the six-inch green tree layer. 
  14. Place it on top on the eight-inch layer. 
  15. Start filling in the green layers with your plain Rice Krispies. 
  16. Add the top green layer and continue filling around it with the plain Rice Krispies.
  17. If you happen to have an extra eight-inch cake pan, you can place it on the top of the cake to make it level and make sure the sides are even. 
  18. For an extra-sharp edge, wrap the cake exterior in wax paper and run your hands around the cake to get out all the bumps.
  19. Frost the cake with a vanilla frosting.
  20. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me tonight. Stay tuned for day eighteen of our 25 Days of Christmas Recipes tomorrow! Have a great night, and happy blogging!