If you are a big Disney fan, then immediately you will know where the inspiration for these sweet treats came from. Yes! It’s Disney’s Brave! My daughter loves watching this movie and after countless times of watching it, I started to wonder if anyone out there has tried to replicate the spell cake.
Nope. It shocked me because the minute there’s a new Disney movie out, there are kid birthday’s that completely surround the theme. So perhaps this will make it on Pinterest and help out some fellow mommies out there or better yet, you can make these for a Disney movie night!
I have to confess something…the Scottish red haired princess is named Merida which is beautiful, but…when your two year old tries to say her name to you, it sounds a lot like “mierda”. To those that don’t speak Spanish, you may translate it, otherwise you get the gist. And yes, sometimes I say that word instead of her actual name because that’s the way my toddler understands it. Sigh…
You may not think of the name the same way again. I apologize for that. My husband on the other hand…is still laughing.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 1 box of instant lemon pudding mix
- 1 small jar of strawberry preserves or jam
- Ingredients you need for the cake mix you choose
- 2-3 tablespoons of confectioners sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the dry cake mix with the dry pudding mix. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, using the amount of each ingredient indicated on the cake mix box.
- Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray. Using an ice scream scooper, scoop the batter into each individual muffin cup. Bake for 20-23 minutes, making sure a toothpick or knife comes out clean after you check for doneness.
- Immediately use a TABLESPOON measurement and press bottom side down on top of each muffin tin. This is to create an indentation on the muffin.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then carefully take out and arrange on a platter. Using a sifter, sprinkle each muffin with confectioners sugar.
- Once that's done, stir your strawberry jam in the jar a bit to scoop out easier.
- Next, using your TEASPOON measurement, place some jam into the indentation on the muffin.
- That's it! You can eat them immediately or place it in a sealed container. I prefer the latter.
The simplicity of using a tablespoon measurement…You must do this as soon as they come out of the oven!
Next, gently take them out of the muffin tin. If you sprayed your tin really well, this part should be easy.
Once you have them on the platter or in my case the cutting board first, sift the confectioner sugar on top.
Grab your favorite strawberry jam or preserves and stir it around a bit to loosen the gelatin. This one happens to be my favorite!
Next, using a TEASPOON measurement, gently place some jam into the indentation on the muffin.
Once all the spell cakes have jam, arrange them on a platter and dig in!
I mean look how the strawberry jam just oozes down….that with the lemoniness (yes, I think I just invented that word) of the cake is such a yummy combination.
It’s such an easy recipe to do with your kids!
Perfect for a pot luck or a family movie night at home with Mierda. I mean, Merida.