Saturday, 12 January 2013

Birthday Cake Fudge

Birthday Cake Fudge


Ok so this recipe isn't original by any mean and I seem to have gone on a bit of pink theme this week - first the pink Strawberries & Cream Cake and now this (Obviously I'm just getting the pink practice in before Valentines day rolls around)

If you google cake batter, birthday cake or fudge your bound to come by hundreds of cake batter flavoured fudge recipes.

But it's my birthday today (woop woop) and since there's only myself, himself and the wee poppet living in the house buying a cake is a little over the top. I mean we'd be eating cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner or a good few weeks.

Quite frankly it doesn't feel like a birthday without a cake so Birthday Cake Fudge was my plan.

All the yummy cakey flavour but just enough fudge for me to put myself in a sugar coma and not have to live of it for the foreseeable future.

I actually made this up yesterday with the plan to eat this for breakfast (Yes I totally did).

It's so simple and easy. Takes 10 minutes to make up and then you just leave it in the fridge to set, cut and enjoy.

Can't complain with that right?

This fudge has all the lovely cake batter flavour that we all enjoy (Don't lie you totally make a cake just to lick the bowl).

And because I wanted to jazz it up a tad I dyed some of pink and swirled it through the white fudge.

So pour your eyes over this pretty in pink Birthday Cake fudge while I stuff my face a little more while watching Cbeebies with my little one.

What more could you ask for on your birthday.

Birthday Cake Fudge


Ingredients:

1 tin of Condensed Milk (I used Carnation Condensed Milk)
450g / 2 1/2 Cups White Chocolate (chopped)
3 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Almond Extract
50g / 1.8 OZ Marshmallow Creme
Red Food Dye (Optional)

Method:

Line a 9 by 9 brownie tin with tin foil.

In a saucepan place your condensed milk, vanilla, almond and chocolate.

Over a medium to low melt the chocolate. Continually stirring until all the chocolate has melted and you are left with a smooth mixture.

Then stir in the marshmallow cream.

Once fully combined pour just over 3/4 of the fudge mixture into your prepared tin and quickly smooth it out.

Then, still over the heat, add the food dye to your remaining mixture.

Beat the colour in very quickly and once the colour is evenly distributed and you are left with a pink mixture,pour dollops of the pink mixture on top of the white fudge.

Using a knife quickly swirl the 2 colours together.

Then pop into the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours.

Then slice and serve.

72 comments:

  1. Love this. Fudge is me weakness! This sounds perfect. Happy birthday! I would have eaten it for breakfast too =o)

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    1. Thanks, Its was the perfect birthday breakfast hehe

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  2. I love cake batter anything, especially fudge. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you so much for joining All My Bloggy Friends last week! Your project is being featured tomorrow :)

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  4. I love anything Birthday Cake flavored! Looks delicious. Happy Birthday!

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    1. If everything tasted like Birthday Cake I'd be a very large woman haha thankyou

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  5. What a wonderful color! I love it. Looks really yummy and it's perfect for a ladies night. Thank's for sharing.
    Happy Birthday!

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    1. You're right this would be perfect for a girlie night in

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  6. Happy Birthday! What a great idea instead of cake....would love to try a piece with my morning coffee! :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! I opened your page and my son said "yum". I have to agree with him!

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    1. Haha and I'll definitely agree with you both :D

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  8. Happy birthday! My kids love ALL kinds of fudge...this would be no exception! YUM!

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  9. Oh wow...those looks amazing! I'd love to try this for Valentine's Day actually!

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    1. Oh this would be perfect for valentines day especially if you made the pink red instead. fab idea

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  10. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! This fudge needs to be in my tummy! So great looking! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. Thanks Chandra. The fact that it's pink and swirly makes it so much better I think

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  11. Happy Happy birthday lovely Tash! This looks too pretty to eat...nearly....just nearly..and you're very good for baking for your own birthday! Cakey fudge and it's pink...what more could you want! Xx

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    1. Thanks Lady, it was very pretty and I did have a fleeting moment where I though it was too nice to eat, but only fleeting

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  12. Visiting from Back for Seconds. This is so pretty!

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  13. Super Delicious! So crafty for Valentines. I am a big lover of fudge and with strawberry cake mix..mmm. You are right there are TONS of cake batter possibilities. http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/ I joined your gfc. Come on over today and link up that awesome recipe to my Valentine Inspirations blog hop if you like.

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  14. Happy birthday and the fudge looks so pretty. Prefect for a birthday girl. andi

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  15. Thank you Tash, for linking up this drool worthy recipe with us at our first blog hop for "Inspiration in Progress". I shared the Birthday Cake Fudge love with my facebook fans as well. I hope to see you again next week.

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  16. OMG how delicious does this look...and dangerous!? It would make a perfect birthday gift!

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    1. Oh very dangerous, I did end up in a sugar coma towards the end of the day and I blame it on the fudge

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  17. Looks simply divine! I have no birthdays coming up so I think I will make this because it is Friday. :}

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  18. So pretty for the holiday or a birthday! It would make a sweet gift to give a friend. I'm visiting from Pin Me Party, and I'll be pinning to my Valentine board!

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  19. That looks absolutely devine! I'm pinning it to make soon! Stopping by from Pin Me!

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  20. Those are so cute and look super tasty :)
    Stopping by late from 3Jan's GYB Blog Hop.

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  21. Yum! My boyfriend's birthday is next week, maybe I'll make him some fudge. :) Thanks for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  22. Yummy! We found you via Diana Rambles Pin Me Linky Party. Share the love <3 and check us out too. www.lovenotesrestylestudio.com

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  23. This would be perfect to serve at a Baby Shower!! Stopping by from Inspirations Blog Hop! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  24. This is so beautiful! I can't resist anything pink :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

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  25. Happy BELATED Birthday! This is so pretty and would be nice to serve at a tea party! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Diana, from all the ideas for this fudge I've been given I'd say this fudge could be made for absolutely anything. I know I barely need an excuse to make it haha

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  26. Happy Birthday!! This pretty cake batter fudge sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!!!

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  27. Oh yum!!! Featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout - thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  29. Ok, my birthday is next week and I'm totally making this for myself! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Tammy

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    1. Totally make it for your birthday, lovely alternative to a birthday cake

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  30. Hi , I knowe I late but Happy Birthday
    Yummmy cake
    I'm your new foolower :-)
    http://becreativemommy.blogspot.co.uk/
    Joanna

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  31. Yum! Hope you had a great birthday! I'm a January baby also so this will surely be a weakness for me as well! I'm a new follower to your blog. I found you featured over @ Rainbows and Honeysuckle. I blog over @ Country Life with a Front Porch View. I hope you will stop by my place sometime!

    Demi @ www.afrontporchview.com

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    1. Hey thanks very much. Yay another January baby - I'm just popping over to check you out now :D

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  32. Mmmm! This looks yummy. I have a birthday coming up this week (Yay for January birthdays) and need to try this out.

    Happy Birthday to you!

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    1. Oooo there seems to be a lot of January birthdays floating around, definitely make some its gorgeous

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  33. heaven! i am so making this with my little ones! aloha, angi in hana

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  34. I apologize if someone else asked this and I missed it, but how many ounces is your 'tin' of condensed milk? Our cans come in 12 ounces - is this how much you use?

    thanks,
    Tiffany

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  35. Hi Tash! I've just started getting into fudge a bit and like your version. The pink swirls make for a lovely touch and makes the fudge very appealing to the eye. Happy Belated Birthday BTW. I suspect you and your family have gobbled down the last pieces by now. I posted an eggnog fudge on my blog that really appealed to everyone I shared it with this last Christmas. Stop by and check it out,http://www.thewordmagicianskitchen.com/2012/12/19/eggnog-fudge/

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    1. Thanks Heather :D We have indeed to be quite honest that fudge had been devoured by about 3pm haha I'll definitely check out your eggnog fudge it sounds fab

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  36. Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

    Birthday Cake Delivery

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  37. Absolutely loving this......on my to do list!

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  38. A yummy cake can help in any situation....as can stitching a new project!

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  39. Would you please tell me what "type" of white chocolate you use? I have several versions and don't want to use the most expensive if something else is intended. I have the pricey baking chocolate that has cocoa butter in it that comes in squares; I have white chocolate "drops" like regular chocolate chips used for cookies but don't know if they're intended for candy-making (no recipes included but they do have cocoa butter); I have "Premier White Chips" by both Hershey's and Nestles's Toll House, but they do not have coconut butter (palm oil, etc. they have); and I have white almond bark and CandiQuick, both used for some kinds of hard-candy making like various barks, or for dipping fruit--I know these last two are not probably what you have in mind, but many people refer to the "barks" as chocolate. I realize you are not in the States so these particular items may not be familiar to you. I would really appreciate know what you use and if it is a brand I might find here so I can perfectly duplicate your beautiful fudge as soon as I hear backi.
    Thank you. Ann in Texas

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    1. Hi Ann, Thanks so much for your comment. Honestly I used Milkybar Chocolate (I know not that posh or 'foodie' like but it was what was on offer at the time in my local shop. Chocolate Chips for cookies could be used, although I wouldn't know what the resulting taste would be like as like you said they're are primarily intended for cookies and such like. I wouldn't worry about spending a fortune on the white chocolate you use. Just pick a white chocolate intended for eating that you personally enjoy. Although I'm sure the higher quality of the white chocolate would lead to better tasting results but like I said I only used Milkybar chocolate

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  40. I adore this!
    I love your Decoration.
    I love the choices you picked and I would be happy to make any one of them.

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