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Batter Up! Another Swing at Cake Batter Dip!

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Earlier this year, I told you about how Funfetti Dip (which I learned about from Shannon at Adventures in Food, and pinned here) was a hit at a play date I hosted. Well, this past week, Christopher asked me to make some more, but I didn’t have any more funfetti mix or plain yogurt.  I did, however, have a box of yellow cake mix, and some vanilla flavored yogurt.

Cake batter is cake batter… and yogurt is yogurt… Sooo….why not change it up a bit, do a little ingredient experimentation?

I decided that there was nothing to lose by giving it a whirl with yellow cake mix and vanilla yogurt.

I used the same ratio as the Funfetti Dip:

3/4 cup dry yellow cake mix

1/2 cup vanilla flavored yogurt

1/4 cool whip

And I mixed it for about a minute on medium speed.  It was pretty thick.

I served it with animal crackers and pretzel crackers.

I let Christopher taste test it, and the results were favorable.  But really, who doesn’t like cake batter?

His Majesty certainly does.

I’m pretty sure that you can use any dry cake mix and come up with a dessert style dip.  You can mess around with different yogurts and give it your own flair.  Strawberry pound cake mix, strawberry yogurt and cool whip perhaps?  Or butter pecan mix, vanilla yogurt, and cool whip?  There are so many flavors of yogurt and cake, you could really make it interesting.

Have you made any new recipes, lately?  Or put your own twist on an old one?

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Funfetti Dip

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Remember when I told you that I made another recipe for the play date last week?

It was Funfetti Dip, from Shannon at Adventures in Food.

Shannon finds, and creates, some amazing things, and several of them use Funfetti boxed cake mix.  Funfetti pancakes, waffles, or cinnamon rolls, anyone?  Check out Adventures in Food for those recipes and more, including a bunch of ideas for making baby food, and more than a hundred toddler tested and approved items!

This dip was so easy!  But since Shannon only made a small amount, I used a recipe multiplier from Lots of Kids to quadruple the recipe and make 8 servings… then I got distracted in conversation and added an extra scoop of yogurt, so to fix my mistake, I doubled THAT, and wound up making 8x more than Shannon, or about 16 servings…. Good thing we liked it!

It’s easy.  All you need is yogurt (I used plain, but the recipe said you can use vanilla), Funfetti cake mix, and whipped cream or cool whip… which I didn’t have.  But I did have whipping cream… And I was going to whip it in the mixer… so I figured, why not.

To make the 16 serving batch, I used:
3/4 cup Dry cake mix

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/4 cup whipping cream (or, if you’re a better planner and follow the original recipe, you can use 1/4 cup cool whip or whipped cream)

I whipped them up together in my mixer bowl until they were well blended, and looked like cake batter.

Then I served them (in that cute little heart shaped bowl) with pretzel chips.  My friend Emily said that the pretzel chips were good just for the purpose of moving the dip into her mouth 🙂

It was an easy recipe to make, and a sweet treat.  You can serve it with any crackers that you want, of course, but I like the salty/sweet combination with the pretzels.  I’m sure I’ll make this again in the future, probably trying it with the actual ingredients recommended.

If you need a quick, easy, sweet treat, it doesn’t get much better than cake batter.