In case you're about to ask who’s birthday it is, you can hold off right there. I mean, does it technically have to be someone’s birthday to have funfetti cake and ice cream….? Um, I’m gonna go with absolutely not! Hey, life is basically one big huge party happening all around us and the very fact that you’re here to be a part of it should be enough of a reason to celebrate all on it’s own, don’t you think? We’re walking miracles, you and I. Oh, and plus it’s the weekend!
So I never really was into eating cake batter when I was little. Brownie batter or cookie dough, definitely yum, but not cake batter. I actually seem to remember disliking it quite a bit for some reason. It wasn’t until I started baking all the time and adapting recipes that I realized how delicious plain and simple cake batter could be.
With all the crazy shenanigans that I get into in the kitchen, I have to confess, there have been more than a few times when I’ve had to double check to make sure I added enough salt or something, (or worse, didn’t add way too much) and thereby saved an entire cake recipe from disaster. At least, that’s the excuse I’ve got ready to use in case I ever get caught excessively face-shoveling “testing” a new batter or have to explain why I’ve got chocolate all over my face.
I realize that there are those who think it’s really gross or even unsafe to eat raw cake batter because of the eggs, but don’t worry guys, there aren’t any raw eggs in these. On the other hand, this epic creation does have plenty of cake batter flavor going on by simply adding in some cake mix, homemade cake mix.
I had the hardest time in trying to decide what I wanted these creations to be. First, I was planning to just make cake batter blizzards, but then I realized how much better it would be to have big fat chunks of actual frozen birthday cake (with frosting!!!!) mixed in. I mean, that’s what a blizzard is all about anyway, the chunks! In case you never went to a DQ growing up and don’t know what a blizzard is, it’s basically super thick soft-serve ice cream that’s loaded with pieces of whatever yummy things you can think to throw in. And then there’s their policy about being able to turn it upside down (without it falling out, obviously) or you get it free.
I can proudly admit that these blizzards passed my personal test, however by the time I’d finished messing with my props and stuff they weren’t so solid anymore so I didn’t get a completely inverted shot to prove it. This is good news for you though, you know why? Well, because now you’ll just have to make them to find out! See, it was all part of my plan to encourage you to make them, yep.
But what I was trying to tell you before I got distracted; these blizzards are a base of cake batter flavored ice cream, with plenty of sprinkles, but then you add pieces of frosted cake with sprinkles, then you top them off with some extra cake and even more sprinkles, and did I mention that there are going to be some sprinkles in this? Oh, and if you’re wondering why my sprinkles look unique it’s because I’m a weirdo and made them myself.
Okay, so to make these is super easy and if you happen to have an actual birthday coming up I’d say that you should for sure plan to have lots of leftover cake for this purpose. If not though, I’ve included a simple vanilla cake and frosting recipe that you can make for your cake pieces. It makes way more than you’ll need for a single blizzard but I can’t imagine a world where this is a bad thing!
What are you all waiting for, think up something to celebrate and go grab some spoons!!!
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