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My best friend growing up hated cake, but loved rice krispy treats! This recipe is sure to please your child’s sweet tooth and birthday cake needs! It is made of all cereal (who doesn’t love children’s cereal).

SERVINGS:  Makes one 8-inch, 2-layer cake; serves 8


  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • Rice Krispies recipe (see below)
  • Frosting (pre-made is fine such as Pillsbury)
  • Flower-or ball-shaped cereal pieces (Trix are good to use!)

Rice Krispies Ingredients:

  • 16 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 12 cups mini marshmallows
  • 10 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • Assorted colorful cereal and candies for decorating

Directions to make krisp-rice mixture:

  • Melt 10 tablespoons unsalted butter over low heat in a large saucepan. Add 12 cups mini marshmallows; stir until melted, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in 16 cups (a 13 1/2-ounce box) crisp rice cereal.

Directions to make the cake:

  1. Coat two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. Prepare crisp-rice mixture; before pouring into pan, reserve 2 tablespoons for patching cake, and set aside, covered. Divide remaining crisp-rice mixture among prepared cake pans. Press into pans with greased fingers to level. Let cool until set, at least 30 minutes.
  2. Run a knife around edges of cakes to loosen; unmold onto parchment paper.
  3. Warm frosting and pour onto center of 1 cake layer, and spread evenly to edges. Let stand 10 minutes. Place second cake layer on top; press down gently. Using reserved crisp-rice mixture, patch edges where frosting is visible.
  4. Decorate with cereal, arranging pieces around top, middle, and bottom edges. Let cake stand until firm enough to slice, at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. After 2 hours, wrap cake in plastic wrap to prevent it from getting too hard to slice.

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