Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Cake Fudge

No, it's not anyone's birthday around here but I wasn't about to let that stop me from making birthday cake fudge. You shouldn't let it stop you either as this fudge is just as delicious as you're no doubt already imagining. Seriously. Go make this now. Make it your Valentine's Day present to yourself.

I snagged the recipe from the kick-ass Mrs. Bettie Rocker, who is one of my favorite bloggers. She features some of the most amazing recipes out there and has a healthy appreciation for skulls. My kind of girl! Not only is her blog stylish (gotta love that red and turquoise combo) but it's also just the right amount of cutesy offset with plenty of sass. Check her out for some unbeatable recipes. Preferably once you've got a plateful of birthday cake fudge to keep you company.

Birthday Cake Fudge
Recipe from Mrs. Bettie Rocker

3 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks margarine (I used one stick salted and 1/2 stick unsalted butter)
5 oz can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
12 oz chopped white chocolate chips
7oz jar marshmallow creme
3 or 4 Tablespoons yellow cake mix (just the powdered MIX, not batter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blue food coloring
Rainbow sprinkles

1. Line an 8 or 9 inch square pan with foil, leaving the ends hanging over the edges of the pan. Spray foil thoroughly with nonstick spray.

2. Place the sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly, and let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Add chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, and cake mix, stirring until chocolate chips are melted. Add vanilla and mix well.

4. Working quickly, pour about 1/3 of the fudge in a bowl and add a few drops of blue food coloring, mixing and adding until you achieve the desired shade. Pour white fudge into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Spoon blue fudge over the top, spacing it out. Using a sharp knife, draw swirls through the blue and white to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle the top generously with rainbow sprinkles before the top sets up.

5. Let store at room temperature until cool, then place in the refrigerator until firm.


Lisa said...

What a neat recipe. It looks so fun and that birthday cake flavor sounds delicious. I hope you'll come by and link this up to Sweets for a Saturday #4.

Anonymous said...

Gah! What are you doing to me?! I'm trying really hard to eat healthier but this is just too tempting. I will most definitely be making some of this soon!

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Just to let you know, I thought these were such a pretty idea that I decided to feature them on this week's Sweets for a Saturday #5 as one of my top faves. Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway for a $25 item of your choice from CSN.

Sue said...

What pretty, fun fudge!

briarrose said...

What a cool recipe. Very fun.

Meg Luby said...

what a fun treat! thanks for sharing, looks amazing!

Desi said...

This looks so cool and original! I saw this over at Sweets for a Saturday. I'm glad I found your blog, I am your newest follower :)

Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

Pamela said...

I'm thinking you should have kept this recipe to yourself. I'm going to get into waaaaay too much trouble with it. :-) New follower from Paisley Passions.

Ellen Zames said...

My daughters would love this. I think I'll make it as one of the desserts at my 8 year old's b-day party in a few weeks.