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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What's Momma Makin' - SEAHAWKS Cake Pop Bars

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With Seahawks and Super Bowl Mania sweeping all of Washington these last few weeks, I decided to get into the spirit and make a special treat for game day. Of course, we have the standard chicken, ribs and wings and other game day food but I thought this would be a great way to put some team colors on the table and enjoy a sweet treat at the same time.





This is a fun twist on Nel’s Christmas cake popbars.  I tried to buy the Duncan Hines Spring Velvet cake mixes to use as my base but they were so popular at my local supermarket, they were completely sold out. I substituted Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake mix and neon food colorings to try and achieve the colors I needed. You could easily cut this recipe in half by using only one cake mix and dividing it up before adding food coloring but I wanted plenty of good eats for a crowd.

For the cakes you will need:
2 Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mixes
6 Eggs
2 cups Water
2/3 cups Vegetable Oil
Green and Blue food coloring (I used neon colors)

You will also need:
1 package (24oz) of Chocolate Almond Bark or your favorite chocolate coating for cake pops - you will use about 3/4 of it
Butter Cream Frosting (see recipe below)

Prepare 1 cake mix following package directions, mixing 3 large eggs, 1-cup water and 1/3 cup vegetable oil. When completely mixed, I added neon green food coloring until I had as close to the Seahawks Green as I could get, pour into 2 greased 8 inch cake pans, bake at 325 degrees for 26-28 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost crumb free.





Repeat process with second cake mix, using neon blue on your second cake.




Frosting:
3 cups Powdered Sugar
½ cup Butter, Softened
3 tsp Vanilla
Dash Salt
3-5 Tablespoons Milk (depending on desired thickness)

Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in large mixing bowl, slowly blend in milk to desired thickness, whip on high to get a nice fluffy consistency, set aside.

Once the cakes are completely cooled, break each colored cake into its own large mixing bowl until the cake is small crumbs.  Divide the frosting equally between the two bowls of cake crumbs.  Mix the frosting and cake crumbs together until well incorporated. Set aside.

Line a 13x9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.  

Melt about 3/4 of the bar of the almond bark according to the package. Pour half of the melted chocolate in the 13x9 pan and spread it over the bottom on of the pan evenly.  Let harden.  

Once the chocolate is hardened, press the blue cake pop mix evenly over the chocolate.  Gently press the green cake pop mix over the blue cake pop mix.  Pour the rest of the melted chocolate over the green cake mix and spread evenly. Let the top chocolate layer cool completely.

Cut with a warm sharp knife to serve.  




Enjoy!


Go Hawks!!

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