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Sprinkles & Mocha Mom’s Favorite Things Cake #DunkinKcupLove

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As part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network I am being compensated by Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee K-Cup® Pods for participating in this campaign. All opinions and enjoyment of K-Cup and cake are mine but I’ll share with you!

Do you remember the wonderful aroma that greets you when you walk into a Dunkin’ Donuts? That melding of coffee and sweet practically sweeps you into bliss. Somehow that blended scent promises delight and contentment: gratification can be yours (As an aside, I also always hear there will be no calories; I usually decide the voice can be trusted.).

That gratification really can be yours at home now. You can find Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee K-Cup Pods in the grocery store coffee section. They come in Original Blend, Dunkin’ Decaf, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series Chocolate Glazed Donut flavors. You don’t have to use filters or measure anything—just pop the pod into your Keurig brewer and you’re in business.
New Dunkin Donuts K-Cups
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend—and Memorial Day and Father’s Day right on its heels—these enticing aromas and flavors are the perfect way to welcome guests. If you really want to captivate them, offer family and friends a bit of something sweet with their brew. Maybe a platter of donuts…maybe a piece of homemade cake with their coffee? Here’s my suggestion to make Mom swoon this weekend:  Mom’s Favorite Things Cake. It looks pretty and festive and it tastes divine!

MOM’S FAVORITE THINGS CAKE

CAKE (for each layer)

  • 1/2 cup of Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla Coffee, prepared from K-Cups
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Add cocoa to coffee and stir to dissolve; put in fridge to cool

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3. Cream butter and sugar
4. Add egg
5. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt
6. Gradually stir into butter mixture
7. Add cooled coffee mixture, stir only until blended
8. In a 6″ round pan, bake approximately 50 minutes or until completely cooked in the middle.

FROSTING

  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼+ cup of sprinkles

1. Blend butter and cream, gradually add powdered sugar
2. Divide in half, adding pink gel food coloring to one batch and orange to the other

3. Use pink frosting to ice the cake. Add colored sprinkles to the top and use the orange frosting to roll balls for the top edging.

Sprinkles Cake

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Happy Mother’s Day to you this weekend…and Happy 65th birthday to Dunkin’ Donuts on May 15th!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.