About a year ago I featured what was a new trend at parties: push pop cakes. Push pop cakes are a combo of cake and anything else you want – from cream, ice cream and Caramel Treat to berries, sweets and Smarties. You can also add glitters and sprinkles. There are no rules – you can create them as you desire. For kids, it’s awesome to pop their favourite toppings and additions into the containers for their parties.
I still haven’t seen many of them around, but have received many requests about where one can buy the containers (from In Good Company), and how to make them (see below).
Sasko has cleverly developed a recipe using their Quick Treats Chocolate and Vanilla Muffin Mixes. I think if you’re going to the effort of filling and decorating, it helps to skip the step of baking from scratch, with a result that is equally delish.
The below recipe is delicious and quite easy to try out for adaptable festive entertaining:
Cookies and Cream Festive Push Pop Cakes
- Sasko Quick Treats Chocolate Muffin Mix
- 200ml vegetable oil
- 200ml milk
- 2 Nulaid eggs
- 250ml cream
- 5 Moirs Chocolate Dream biscuits (1/3 of a box)
- 250g strawberries
- 12 push up cake containers
- 1 piping bag and large nozzle/Ziplock bag
- Preheat the oven to 180*C
- Grease and line a 30cm by 40cm baking tray
- In a bowl mix together oil, milk and eggs, then add the Quick Treats Chocolate Muffin mix.
- Pour into the baking tray and bake for 20 min, remove and set aside to cool.
- Whip the cream and finely crush the biscuits in a food processor or by putting them in a bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Mix together the cream and crushed biscuits. Pop this mix into an icing bag or a Ziplock bag (Cut off the corner and use it as a piping bag)
- Cut half the strawberries into thick slices and keep the other half for decoration.
- Remove the cake from the baking tray, place on a board and peel away the baking paper.
- Take off the lid of each container and set aside, take apart the container and push up stick and use the stick attachment to cut out 24 circles and set these aside.
- Put the push pop attachment back into the container and assemble the push pop cakes by pushing a circle of into each of the bottoms.
- Top that with squirt cookie cream, some slices of strawberries, another circle of cake and finish off with more cookie cream and a strawberry.
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