A while ago I was trying to come up with ways to make something else than mini muffins (Nico’s favorite) and after talking with my mom about it for a while we came up with ice cream waffle bowls! And the best thing about it is that it is super-easy to do!
You will need:
- Waffle bowls for ice cream
- White cake mix (required on the pack, oil, water & eggs)
- Cherry pie filling
- red M&Ms
- Foil cake cups (that your waffle bowls will fit in, but not bigger than the bowl)
For the cake mixing you can view it all in the Valentines Day filled mini muffins as this is from the same mix. Yep it made 24 mini muffins and 6 of those bowls.
Then I pre-heated the oven to what the cake mix says and put the waffle bowls in the foil cake cups on a flat cookie sheet. The cake mix gets the bowls soft so you need those foil cake cups to keep them up or the bowls will flatten by the time the cake is baked. Even if the waffle bowl doesn’t fit in exactly (like you can see, mine don’t), it’s fine, it will reshape itself in it while baking. Using our trusted ice cream scoop, I put about one and a half scoops per bowl (basically half way up the bowl) and put them into the oven.
After 10 minutes I pulled them out and added cherry pie filling on top (I put 3 cherries in), allowing it to sink in since the cake wasn’t fully baked yet, but just enough that it wouldn’t sink past the middle. As you can see the bottom right one was done first and started to sink already. Back into the oven it went…
After that it was a matter of checking the cakes with a cake tester (or toothpick) to see, if the cake was all baked (just be careful not to hit the pie filling pocket), pulling them out and letting them cool off. It took about 15 extra minutes but our oven is off a little in terms of temperature, so you’ll have to test those in your oven to see what works best for you. You can see above that the cherries are fully gone into the cakes.
Here is the inside. Some of the filling juice smeared when we cut but it does stay just where you put it
Once the cakes were cool enough, I applied the Kool-Aid icing and added some red M&Ms in a heart shape to finish one off in full Valentine’s Day fashion. Here is a pic with the filled mini muffins. Looks like a Mickey Mouse head no?
Since no one in the family really cares for icing, I took a photo and called our sweet tooth neighbour for a little Saturday afternoon surprise She thought it all looked very cute and was very yummy.