Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blarney Cakes for St. Patrick's Day

A favorite sweet and salty treat

eaten at St. Patricks Day...... Blarney Stones

White Cake coated with Peanuts,

Here's how I make mine:

I start with a Betty Crocker White Cake Mix

Follow the box directions with the following exception:

The box directions are to add 1 1/4 cups water

I instead add 1 cup water and 1/4 cup milk

Also 1/2 tsp. mild vanilla extract

Bake in a jelly roll pan 11 x 15 inches

When cool, cut into single serving size pieces

I first thought a bar shape like a Twinkie,

But later decided on square.

Frosting ingredients:

32 ounce bag powdered/confectioners sugar
1/2 - 3/4 cup milk
1 cup Crisco White Solid shortening
1/2 teaspoon Clear Imitation Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Almond flavoring

Combine with stand mixer 'til well blended and smooth
Blend in a few drops of green food coloring, if desired

I found it was easiest to use a piping bag
with a straight or rose tip to apply frosting

Pipe around all 4 sides, then the top.

Using a large spoon, such as a soup or serving spoon,
scoop up finely ground peanuts and
press against sides and top of cake
to coat well.

Grinding the peanuts is a breeze with my Magic Bullet.

To dress up my Blarneys a bit

I made cupcake picks

with these foil stickers I found at a Dollar store.

There were four sheets in the package

each with larger and smaller sized shamrock stickers.

I just peeled one off and applied to a toothpick

Then lined one up on the opposite side

so they stuck together

sandwiching the toothpick inside.

Then just insert into the cake.

Easy, Inexpensive and Cute!



  1. Yum! You always make great stuff---these look adorable as well as yummy. Have a great week.

  2. These look great. Love the idea of the stickers to make the picks.

  3. I'd never heard of Blarneys before - but they look great!

  4. They look so delicious and so festive with the shamrock leaves! Happy St. Patric's Day!

  5. Wow! Those look good. How creative you are. Thanks for visiting me today. I'm your new follower.

  6. How yummy...thanks for coming by:)



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