Polka Dot Cake

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.Polka.Dot.Cake It took about a minute and a half for them to cook. Cool on wire rack.Polka_Dot Cake

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.Polka_Dot_Cake 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.Polka.Dot Cake Then came the big reveal! Cutting into the cake to see if it worked.Polka Dot Cake

It did!

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    • Thanks for the invite Amber. I love the name of your blog. I can totally get on board with that. We will link right up with ya!

  1. This is soooo darn cute! I love how you did step-by-step pictures. That is always so helpful on these “complicated” dishes :) I really want a piece of this cake…now! I think I just gained 10 pounds looking at it.

    • Mindy – Great question. You have two options for making cake pops. You can either get a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker or you can purchase a cake pop pan at a store that sells kitchen supplies. The difference is that the cake pop maker is electric, while the pan you would fill, put on the lid and bake in the oven. You will need one of these pieces of equipment to be able to make this cake. Thanks for asking and for visiting our site.

    • Meg,
      I am so happy you like the idea. I don’t know how old your kids are, but mine are teenagers and they loved it too. Glad we linked up.

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    • Traci,I worried about the same thing. They do have a more dense texture than the rest of the cake, but they are not dry and crumbly at all. I think the are protected because they are surrounded by batter and pick up some moisture from that.

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    • I have had two friends do this for their children’s birthday cakes. You are an a amazing blogger. Thank you for your kind comment.