Guess what guys! I finally submitted my FIRST video to the Paula Deen contest! Thank you all so much for the confidence and the feedback! I appreciate it all so much! Love you guys like carbs! Anyways, these next few days are going to be a little crazy for me and my family: we are traveling to Salt Lake City for a race I’m running on Saturday with my sister and then after that, we are officially moving to Oregon! So exciting! I’m very sad to leave this small town where I met some of my best friends and my husband too! We met here, got engaged here, started our life here and had our little girl here. Lots of memories, but still lots more to be had else where. Its very bitter sweet, but we all are excited for what the future holds!
So, moving on to this amazingly delicious and easy recipe…….my friend Brittnae named these little babies for me! So delicious and easy are these little cakes to make (and eat!). You only need a few ingredients to whip these baby cakes up. AND, guess what! This will be the next recipe I submit for the Paula Deen recipe search! Test it out and tell me what you think!
Chocolate MONSTER Cakes
yield: 12 servings (or like 2 of my sized servings)
1 boxed chocolate cake mix (german chocolate, devils food, any kind!)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 small package vanilla pudding
1-8 oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature
24 Oreos, crushed
Make cake mix batter according to packaged directions. (Instead of oil, I used low fat sour cream and it was delicious!) Spread melted butter to coat cookie sheet (with high sides). Pour prepared batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, give or take 3 minutes until cake tester comes out clean. Let cool 10-15 minutes at least. The cake can be made in advance!
For the creamy filling: In a large bowl, whip vanilla pudding with milk until smooth and set aside to set. In large stand mixer, whip heavy cream until firm peaks form. Scrape out of bowl and set aside. Using same bowl, whip room temperature cream cheese about 1 minute to smooth out. With machine on, slowly pour vanilla pudding into cream cheese. Once all pudding is in the bowl, scrape down the sides and whip again until smooth. Fold whipped cream into pudding cream cheese mixture until incorporated.
For assembly: Cut cake into 3-4 inch squares. Cut each individual square in half horizontally to create 2 skinny pieces of cake. Spoon some creamy filling onto one half of cake. Top with Oreo crumbs and remaining piece of cake. Top cake with more cream and Oreo crumbs.
– You could turn this recipe into cupcakes, a trifle or even a frozen cake! Try it! You’ll like it!
– If your cream cheese isn’t at room temperature, you’ll have a lumpy creamy filling. If you don’t mind it lumpy then disregard this tip!