My sister Jaqulyn has a birthday today and she is turning 22. She will always be my baby sister, but there is no denying she is no longer the kid I always picture in my mind.
I think I have finally come to terms with it. Maybe. Maybe not.
Jaqulyn and I spent many days in the kitchen together growing up. She was always wanting to help and baking together was fun. It also conveniently kept her occupied when I had to babysit her and my younger brother (he was usually playing video games).
Chocolate chip cookies were usually our poison but as we got older we developed more refined tastes, like cake batter flavor. Kidding, except for the fact that cake batter flavor is awesome.
Now she is a full grown adult and it is hard for me to remember that on occasion.
I live a few states away from my family so birthday celebrations are not really something we do. I could not help but think of her as soon as I started working on this recipe though. Basically, Jaqulyn is my mini-me so of course I knew she would love this fun cake batter fudge.
She loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen so I thought this would also be a good chance to send her something that she could use because the girl does not own a brownie pan. Along with a brownie pan I sent her the cake mix, powdered sugar, chocolate chips and sprinkles she would need to make this at home.
I quickly typed up the recipe for her out of my chicken scratch notebook so I could get the package in the mail. When she made the fudge it was a disaster. I had given her the wrong measurements for milk and butter so it ended up being the consistency of taffy. Oops. I am a bit glad it happened though because otherwise all of you would have had the same results! I think my friends and family have become accustomed to being test subjects so really that should not have been a surprise. Sorry again Jaqu. #classicjolena
Here is to family, birthdays, cake batter and sprinkles. After all, you are never too old for sprinkles.
Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge
2 cups yellow or white cake mix
1 cup powdered sugar
4 oz. butter (one stick)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Sprinkles (1/2 cup or so) I prefer THESE
- Line a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix cake mix and powdered sugar in a microwaveable bowl.
- Add butter and milk (you do not need to stir).
- Microwave 1-2 minutes, until butter is melted.
- Remove and stir to combine.
- Stir in white chocolate chips and about a quarter cup of the sprinkles.
- Pour into prepared pan and lightly push in additional sprinkles on the top.
- Allow to set in fridge for 1 hour until firm.
- Remove and cut into 1 inch bites.
- Store in Fridge.