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

Ingredients

  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

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About Brenda Scruggs

Brenda Scruggs is an inspirational author, blogger, along with a daytime job. By day, she works as a merchandiser and by night her fingers tap the keyboard producing contemporary/historical stories that take the reader on travels of conflict and suspense with a flavor of romance. Her characters are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life. She has two blogs, an author blog where she shares her writing experiences and Many hats of a Lady blog where she shares anything from DIY or Lady-like subjects. She is married and lives in Tennessee. She takes pleasure in watching television with her husband, eating Mexican food and scribbling her thoughts on paper. http:/brendascruggs.wordpress.com Facebook: Brenda Scruggs- Author http:/brendascruggs.wordpress.com
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