Spaghetti and Meatball Cake

Spaghetti and Meatball Cake

With Sunday being Father’s Day, I wanted to honor my husband. When it comes to baking he’s right on target and talented. He was asked to bring a desert for a spaghetti dinner at church and this is what he came up with – Spaghetti and Meatball Cake. It was such a hit, people thought it was actually a plate of spaghetti. Below are directions just in case you want to try making it. I promise people will remember the spaghetti cake. We had so much fun making this desert.

Spaghetti-and-Meatball Cake


  1. 18 .25-ounce box chocolate cake mix (plus required ingredients)
  2. 2 16 -ounce tubs vanilla frosting
  3. 2 to 4 drops yellow food coloring 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  4. 1 16 -ounce bag frozen strawberries, thawed
  5. White chocolate, for grating
  6. Directions
  • Make two 8-inch-round chocolate cakes as the cake mix label directs; cool completely. Crumble 1 cake into a bowl. Squeeze a handful of crumbs into a 2-inch ball; roll between your hands until smooth. Repeat to make 2 more cake balls.
  • Sprinkle some of the remaining cake crumbs on a clean surface. One at a time, roll the cake balls in the crumbs, pressing lightly to coat. If necessary, moisten the cake balls with water to help the crumbs stick.
  • Assemble the cake: Put the remaining whole cake on a serving plate or cake board. Spread about 1 1/2 cups vanilla frosting on the cake with an offset spatula; run the spatula around the sides to make it smooth.
  • Arrange the cake balls on the cake. Mix the remaining frosting, the yellow food coloring and cocoa in a bowl; transfer to a pastry bag with a small round tip. Pipe the yellow frosting around the cake balls in a figure-eight motion to look like spaghetti.
  • Make the strawberry sauce: Put strawberries in a bowl and mash with fork or puree them in a food processor until slightly smooth with a few chunks. Spoon 1/2 cup strawberry puree around the meatballs to look like sauce.
  • Grate white chocolate on top of the cake to look like parmesan cheese.
  • Serve the cake with the remaining strawberry puree on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine


Brenda’s Business Plan


This blog is a continuation of from the blog, Journey of a Hopeful. The Marketing plan. So, here goes.

Social media



Set up web page

Make NY time’s best-seller list

Make book into a movie

Make boat loads of money

Don’t laugh to hard. Hey, a girl can dream can’t she? And if, she is to dream why not dream BIG.

I’m writing this blog not to only make you laugh but to share God’s word to give you inspiration to push forward in your dream, whether it be writing or a different talent that you are pursing.

In Genesis 1, God said let there be light: and there was light. God spoke words and things came into existence. Words are powerful, that’s why He gave us a voice. By no means, am I saying we are gods. But, we are made in His image and he wants us to act like Him. So, we need to speak and say what we want to happen.

God say’s in Habakkuk 2:2 Then the Lord answered and SAID( He wants us to say what we want) “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets…”

WE, as writers know that there is something special about writing. With each strike of the key or stroke of a pen when we write, we watch a character come forth, a scene being created, a story unfold and so forth. The mind will understand and embrace what it sees. If you only think it in your mind, that’s exactly where it will stay… in your mind. But, once you start writing, if it be a story, dream or goals, etc it seems to take wings. But, don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t happen right away. The next verse says that it is for an appointed time but at the end it shall speak, though it tarry, wait for it.

At the present time this is right where I am….waiting but hopeful. (Journey of a hopeful)

Isn’t it interesting that thousands of years before the tablets and iPads that we have today, God instructed Habakkuk to write the vision and make it plain on TABLETS?

Be encouraged. He knows exactly where you are.

Be Blessed


Journey of a Hopeful