Monday, May 16, 2005

Rice Krispie Cake

Rice Krispie Cake (Adapted from Martha Stewart)

For the cake

13 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
15 cups miniature marshmallows
20 cups Rice Krispies

For the filling

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
5 1/2 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

For assembly

assorted extra cereals for decorating

To prepare the cake

In a large saucepan, add butter and salt - melt over medium-low. Add marshmallows - stirring until thoroughly melted. Stir in Rice Krispies until combined. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture and place in a small bowl - cover and set aside.

Evenly divide the mixture between two 9" round baking pans coated with cooking spray. Press mixture down until level. Set aside and let cool until set, about 30 minutes.

To prepare the filling

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring, until just beginning to melt. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat.

Remove cereal mixture from the baking pans and set onto parchment paper.

While the frosting is still warm, pour onto the center of one cereal cake and spread evenly, almost to the edges. Let stand for 10 minutes. Place second cake on top and gently press down to set into the filling. Use reserved 1/4 cup cereal mixture to patch the edges if you see any frosting visible.

Decorate cake with assorted cereals - let cake stand until firm, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. If not serving right away, cover well with plastic wrap.

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  1. Have I told you evil geniuses lately that I adore you?!

  2. That's a riot! You should definitely make one for your niece with fancy pink filling. :)

  3. Joe, I think this would make a wonderful alternative to the traditional Birthday cake. I have a seven and a four year old granddaughter who will love this; not to mention their mom. LOL You and Jeff do one heck of a job with this blog. Thanks.

    - Rock

  4. Ari - Aww... thanks!

    Deb - Hee hee!

    Rock - Jeff has requested this for his Birthday cake!

  5. This is adorable! I knew someone once who had a little girl who was allergic to eggs, so she made her daughter a rice krispie cake instead. Such a great idea :)

  6. I've been looking for a way to send a fun bday cake to someone deployed overseas. This is it. You are brilliant!!!

  7. Ashley - It was definitely a fun treat!

    Anon - Glad you found it!

  8. Do you have any nutrition information on your recipes. I need to know sodium contents as I am on a restricted diet and would love to try so many of them.
    Thank you

  9. Carole - I don't have a program that would produce all of the required info at the time.

  10. I loved this cake i made it for friends birthday it was a big hit everyone loved it!!

  11. Crazy Cook - Fantastic! Thanks for the feedback.

  12. Perfect! I want to make this for teacher apprecation week. My son's teacher requested "Rice Krispie Cake" and I've never thought of RK as a cake before! How many would you say this recipe serves? There's 25 kids in class so I'm guessing I'll need to make 2....

  13. CanUTAGme - Depends on how big you slice it! I would probably make two though if I was serving that many people.