Want to do something different this Easter? Finding colorful polka dots in your cake is a fun surprise kids and adults are sure to love. When I saw this polka dot cake from Once Upon A Pedestal, I couldn’t wait to try it. I received a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker for Christmas and this was a perfect opportunity to try it out. The polka dots in the cake reminded me of colored Easter eggs, so I thought it would be fun with an Easter theme. And as you know from my Kit Kat M&M Cake, I like decorating cakes with candy.
First, I mixed up a box of white cake mix following the instructions. Then I portioned the batter into 6 small bowls. The batter was a bit thin, so I added 2-4 TBSP flour to each bowl so that the cake balls would hold up well in the cake pop maker. Then I added 1/4 tsp Wilton gel coloring in blue, purple, orange, yellow, green and pink. I put about 1 TBSP batter into each well, closed the lid and flipped it over. It took about a minute and a half for them to cook. Cool on wire rack.
Then, I mixed up two more boxes of white cake mix. I added almond extract for an extra bit of flavor. I put a thin layer of batter in three greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans and placed the cake balls in. Next, I spooned batter over each ball making sure they were coated. Then baked the cakes and frosted them with almond extract flavored homemade buttercream. I added peeps and jelly beans for an Easter theme. Then came the big reveal! Cutting into the cake to see if it worked.
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