Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pop Tart Birthday Cake


It's my birthday! 

The day of my birth. I'm not one to usually one to shout it from the rooftops as I have been lately, but you know what? As I get older, I realize what an awesome feat it is to celebrate a birthday, as I explained on my last blog post. It really should be something to get excited about. Mind you, I don't get all up in one's grill and make it a known fact, but I also don't shy away from it as much as I used to. And it's so much easier to do on the interwebs. Once upon a time, I would have been mortified. Folks that sing in restaurants to the birthday boy or girl? DIE. I would still die, but on a lesser scale. Not so dramatic. 

Anyway, if you're feeling generous and wish to shower me with cards, flowers, chocolates, and lavish birthday gifts, please send all correspondence to:

Jenny Jack
P.O. Box….

I'm kidding. I'm kidding. 

Okay, not really. Okay, I really am. 

But do feel free to make and enjoy this ridiculously easy, yet oh so yummy cake with me, because it's my birthday! Better yet, file this cake under 'Birthday Must Make' for someone special in your life. They'll be well chuffed and super stoked you made the effort.

Hey, wanna know some celebrities I share my day with? Of course you do. 

Sheryl 'All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun' Crow
Jennifer Aniston
Rafael van der Vaart - He's some Dutch football/soccer player. 
⅓ of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland
Brandy - the singer, not the liquor
Sarah Palin. I know. 
Burt Reynolds
The main werewolf dude from Twilight
Ginger from Gilligan's Island
Kelly 'Surf's Up' Slater
The guy from Storage Wars, Barry
Eva 'Green Acres Dahling' Gabor
Joey "WHOA!" Lawrence from Blossom? Yeah, his little brother
Sergio 'I'm Never Gonna Let You Go, I'm Gonna Hold You In My Arms Forever' Mendez

And last, but not least: Leslie 'Laughing All The Way' Neilsen and Thomas 'Invention Man' Edison.

One was funny; the other was a genius. Sound like anyone else you may know? 

Such a modest girl, aren't I?

I don't care because it's my birthday!


1 white box cake mix
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1¼ cup whole milk
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
6 - 8 Birthday Cake Pop Tarts - you can certainly use any other flavour you wish

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Prepare a 9-inch loaf pan by lining with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 

In a mixing bowl, prepare cake. 

In prepared loaf pan, pour about a 1¼ cup of batter into bottom. Place two Pop Tarts side by side and apply slight pressure. 

Pour another cup or so of cake batter over top of Pop Tarts and smooth over with an offset spatula, ensuring the batter has completely covered the tops.

Continue this process until Pop Tarts have been used. Cake will accommodate 8 Pop Tarts, but I couldn't stop eating them right from the box, so I only had six left. Oops. I don't care, because it's my birthday!

You will also very likely have a bit of cake batter left over. You can make cupcakes with these. 

Place cake in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

Once cake is  completely cooled, frost with your favourite vanilla buttercream frosting and add sprinkles and embellishments. 

And party the day away.


  1. Happy Birthday Jenny! This cake looks so good with those poptarts inside.....a special little hidden treat! :)

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY! You share your day with a lot of pretttyyyy amazing peeps!! LOVE this amazing, crazy, DELISH idea for a bday cake!!

  3. Happy Birthday!! Hope you shared your birthday with your loved ones. I wish I could reblog to WordPress but regardless I've linked to your recipe for my birthday today :)

  4. Happiest of Birthdays to you! What a delightful cake to celebrate. Wishing you an outstanding year of loveliness :) My claim to fame... I share my birthday with Mr. Tom Hanks!!

  5. You are so right? It's funny how when you get older birthday's seem a little more monumental. I still can't believe I turned 40 last year. Seriously, 40?? And my little...um he is turning 16 next week?? I am so glad you had an awesome birthday and boxes filled with oreos showed up at your home. xoxo

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! What a fun and unique cake! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  7. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY DAY!!!! OK, so I have never had pop tarts (add tat to the list I started on IG), but they look so good in this cake, I may just scope them out on my next grocery trip. Wishing you many more happy birthdays!! xoxo

  8. We decided to feature you on Tasty Tuesday over at Craft Dictator! Come check it out and link up with us again! http://craftdictator.com/2014/02/18/tasty-tuesday-49/

  9. Happy, happy belated birthday! What a fun, very birthday-ish cake :)

  10. Hi Jenny,
    Belated Happy Birthday.
    What a delightful cake to celebrate.