I tried something a bit weird over the weekend. I made a huge Rice Krispie Treat…in the shape of a cake: A Rice Krispie Cake, if you will.
I have to tell you, it was pretty darn easy to make, it came together in a snap, and it actually looks kinda nice –not that the original and delicious Rice Krispie Treat needs to be classy or fancy to be amazing, but this cake turn out pretty fun. I made this one for Halloween, but you could really do anything you wanted, and make each layer any color that you want to match your occasion.
Isn’t that cake stand fabulous? This $2 beauty was made using a tutorial by Hawthorne and Main, and was the perfect spooky piece to display my Rice Krispie Cake.
Even though this is a regular cake-sized cake, it is made of rich, dense Rice Krispie Treats, so you can cut the pieces very thin. I cut myself a regular cake-sized slice, and I couldn’t eat the whole thing. My eyes were much bigger than my stomach apparently. Also, I recommend including the chocolate layer in your cake, so good. The marshmallow with Cocoa Pepples is an amazing combination.
Also, any kind of hot frosting will work. Since I am not a culinary expert, I used this delicious, fudgey frosting recipe for Texas Sheet Cake by Tastes Better From Scratch.
The layers are sticky enough that you don’t really need to frost in between them, but you can if you want fudgey flavor between each layer.
To make the drippy edge, you can simply pour a dollop of hot fudge very near the edge, then using a spoon, push the frosting over the edge so it drips down the sides. Fill in the top with more frosting until it’s covered.
Enjoy this Rice Krispie Cake! We sure did.