Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Cake Bowl Recipe








Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We decided to make a unique dessert to go with the Valentine theme. Introducing... the Cake Bowl!!   The Cake Bowl came about in an interesting way. We were rushing to make cake pops for a Birthday and ran out of time for the cake pops to set. So, with only minutes left, we smashed all the cake pops into a bowl, coated the top with melted chocolate chips, and topped it with sprinkles. Surprisingly, it was a hit!! It worked out in the end, plus we had a new desert recipe to add to our collection. The Cake Bowl is an easy-to-make, moist, and delicious dessert. We would love to share it with you!




Supplies:
1 Strawberry cake mix
Fresh strawberries to garnish
3 cups Vanilla icing
White chocolate chips
Sprinkles
Large glass bowl 




First, bake your cake according to the directions. While the cake is cooling, you can make the icing. I used this vanilla icing recipe by Rachael Ray, which turned out great! I think homemade icing tastes a ton better than store bought, even though it takes a bit more time. Once that's done, grab a large mixing bowl and crumble your cake into it. Then, add 3 cups of icing.




Now, its time to get messy! Mix your cake and icing until thoroughly combined. I used my hands for this. Then pour it into your large glass bowl, keep in mind that it'll be served in this bowl. It should look like this when your done.



Set up your double broiler to melt the chocolate on medium - low heat, stirring constantly.  Once it's melted, pour a layer on top of the cake. Pour enough on so that you don't see any cake showing through. 




Grab your strawberries and sprinkles and decorate your cake bowl! Have fun with it! Once your done, put it in the fridge for half an hour before serving, so the chocolate sets and hardens a bit. 


                               
         




Try it & comment what you think! What occasions would you use a cake bowl for? 

Happy Valentine's Day!
- Navi & Serena