polka dot boxed cake

I’ve become a Pinterest addict. I’ll admit it, I have about 10 boards that have a plethora of ideas I want to try out and some of them I will definitely fail at.

This one in particular I decided to try out for OH’s mother. Her birthday is this Friday but I am going to Toronto to see Aunty Bibi for Christmas in November (our new thing since Bibi moved back home). So I tried my hand at making box cake into something fancy.

OH's Mother likes cows!
OH’s Mother likes cows!

What I used for the cakes;

  • 1 box of white cake
  • 1 box of chocolate cake
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/8 C + 1/4 C of canola oil
  • 1 3/4 C water

First I turned on the oven to 350° F and turned on my mini cake pop maker. Then I followed the instructions for both cake mixes.


I made the round white cake balls first. Some turned out better than others, but I got as many good ones as I needed so I used the best ones. Don’t forget your non-stick baking spray!


I then evenly placed the cake balls into a circular pan and poured the chocolate cake batter into the pan, making sure to cover each one. I put the pans into the oven for 15 – 20 minutes (until a toothpick comes out of the chocolate part only cleanly).

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I got dimples where the cake balls were but that didn’t matter as I was cutting the top of one to make it flat for the other layer to go on top. While waiting for the layers to cool, I made some vanilla buttercream frosting.

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What I used for the frosting;

  • 1 2/3 C icing sugar
  • 1/2 C vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1  1/2 tsp vanilla

After letting the layers of cake cool completely, I got to cutting, icing and decorating the cake. I’d say it is a success so far, I didn’t have any green food colouring to make grass so I mixed green sugar sprinkles into the icing for the top of the cake.. Hopefully later today it is as tasty as I think it will be!

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I will post a picture next week when we cut into it to see the results of the white polka dot cake.

These are LO's toy cows washed up for cake decorations.
These are LO’s toy cows washed up for cake decorations.



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