Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I don't really, but as a blogger, I pretty much HAVE to make something for each and every holiday, it is a rule or something. I don't want the Blog Mafia to come get me, so I made a simple quick and easy snack cake.
This is one of those quick, I need something sweet type of desserts. You know those time when you want a little something sweet. This is perfect for my house, because my weirdo husband and son are not sweet eaters. Makes me crazy! I like me some sweets, and they don't, so when I make sweets, I am forced to eat them all by myself, this is a little cake, so my hips thank me. For this cake, I cut it in half and froze the other half, so I can have a treat next week.
I baked this in a 7x10 baking dish, but you can use a 8x8 or 9x9, or even a 9x13, whatever floats your boat, you just might need to adjust the baking time. I also like to line the baking pan with foil, for easy removal for cutting, of course, this is not a needed step, just a personal preference of mine. You can skip this step and simply use baking spray on the pan. Now, what I really like about this, is that it is totally customizible, you can use any type of sprinkles in the cake and on top you want. Easter, Thanksgiving, Birthday's, Christmas, Fourth of July, the possibilities are endless.
Easy Snack Cake
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30
- 1 cake mix ( I used a white cake mix0
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sprinkles (I used shamrock sprinkles)
- 1/4 butter, softened
- 2-3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking dish (I used a 7x10, you could use a 8x8 or 9x9 also) with foil, spray foil with non stick spray. Combine cake mix, melted butter, egg and milk, stir until combine. I stopped at 1/3 cup, but you could add up to 1/2 cup of milk. Gently fold in sprinkles. Spread in baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until middle is set. Remove from oven, cool completely. Using the foil, remove cake from pan and frost. Cut into squares and serve.For Frosting
In a medium bowl, combine, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar, stir in milk. Spread onto cake, sprinkle with additional sprinkles if desired.
*This is a very versatile recipe, you could use any flavor cake and any color or shape of sprinkles. For a chocolate frosting, add 1/4 cup cocoa powder and add an additional Tablespoon of milk.*