June 9, 2016

CRACKER JACK CAKE


Hi, Guys!

WOW!  If you like sweet and salty, you're going to love this cake.  And since it's covered with Cracker Jacks and Pretzels, it hides a multitude of flaws.  Trust me on this one.



This cake is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.


It is a white cake (I used a cake mix), but if you prefer baking from scratch, you should definitely make it from scratch.  It is frosted with buttercream frosting tinted pink.  I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips (in the microwave oven), and spread on top and part way down the sides.


I covered the top and sides with Cracker Jacks and placed Pretzels around the bottom of the cake.


This cake does not disappoint.  If you want to make a fun and delicious cake to take to a party this summer, this cake would be great!



Cracker Jack Cake

1 White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme)
Make two 8-inch cakes according to the package directions on the box.

After they have cooled, remove the cakes from pans, wrap them in plastic wrap, and place them in the refrigerator.  I let mine stay in the refrigerator overnight.

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), unsalted, room temperature
4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
3 to 4 tablespoons of 2% milk
1 teaspoon of real Vanilla Extract
A pinch of salt

Cream butter in a stand mixer with paddle attachment for approximately five minutes, turning off mixer to scrape down sides, and begin whipping butter again.

On slower mixer speed, add powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  Add milk (I add in a tablespoon of milk between cups, salt, and vanilla extract.)  Continue mixing until mixed together and frosting is ready to spread on the cake.

Tint desired color.

For the Chocolate Topping

Melt one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave oven, stirring every 30 seconds or so until melted.

To Assemble Cake

Place one eight inch cake on an eight-inch cardboard cake round.  Frost the top of this layer.  Place second eight-inch cake on top of the first frosted layer.  Frost entire cake.  Spread chocolate on top and down sides.  Place Cracker Jacks on top and sides of cake and pretzels around the bottom.

Serve to Family and Friends!!

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