DIY Cereal Bowl Cake

2/17/2016

DIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.com

One of our most popular costumes was the cereal bowl, which I think is because everyone has such a deep, nostalgic love for the stuff!? And you know I’m all about breakfast for dessert and dessert for breakfast so we had to do a DIY for a cereal bowl CAKE! Yep, that’s a cake. And no special equipment required… just any oven-safe bowl!!!

Did I mention the cake also tastes like cereal? Mmmmm!!

DIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.comDIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.com


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For the cake:

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed Froot Loops

For the frosting:

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Butter and flour a small oven-safe bowl. Our bowl was about the size of a real cereal bowl!
2. Cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar till smooth. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
3. Whisk together the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, combine milk, vinegar and vanilla.
4. Add in the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the butter mixture and mix till combined. Scrape sides of bowl and whisk again. Fold in the crushed Froot Loops.
5. Fill the prepared oven-safe bowl 3/4 of the way full with the batter. Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 to 50 minutes (depending on size of bowl), until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from bowl and let cool, flat side down.
6. Once cool, turn over. Using a small sharp knife, starting 1/4 of an inch in from the edge, cut a 1/2 in deep circle out of the top of the “bowl” to create a well for the Froot Loops to sit. If you find the cake is too crumbly to cut easily, pop it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm it up first! Then continue cutting.
7. For the frosting, cream together the shortening and butter till smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and mix till combined. Add in vanilla and milk. Combine.
8. Frost the bowl cake, smoothing out the sides with a small offset spatula. Fill the well with Froot Loops. Finish off with a spoon!

DIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.comDIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.com DIY Cereal Bowl Cake | studiodiy.com

Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree

 Of course, you could fill it with any cereal of your choice (like Lucky Charms for St. Patrick’s Day!!)!! But for us, the obvious choice was Froot Loops!!!! What’s your fave cereal?

p.s. A Cereal Bowl Costume!

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