It’s my half-birthday today!

Yep, it’s a pretty big deal. :)

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

I didn’t have time to whip up a batch of cupcakes on this fine Monday morning, but I figured that sprinkle-spotted puppy chow that tastes like cake was a pretty acceptable substitute.

No one complained.

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

I wanted there to be actual cake mix in this recipe, not just flavored extracts or oils. Though I’m not normally the biggest boxed cake mix fan, I knew just where to go to achieve that perfect cake batter flavor!

Betty Crocker and Pillsbury totally had me covered.

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

I started with two full packages of white chocolate chips but found I needed extra moisture to help the cake mix stick to the cereal, so I added a decent amount of butter in the end. This batch of puppy chow may be a little less healthy than the classic mix…but then, we’re celebrating, aren’t we?

All you need to toss this recipe together is five ingredients–six if you want to add extra sprinkles. Something I recommend.

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

None of the ingredients are too crazy, and you may even have each one in your pantry already! This stuff, like most puppy chow, is quick and convenient, simple to throw together when cravings hit.

It’s one of the best things about puppy chow. Instant gratification!

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

I’m not sure it’s humanly possible for me to love anything more than my original puppy chow, but this mix is a fun celebratory version.

So who wants to celebrate?

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 18 servings

Cake Batter Puppy Chow


  • 1 box Chex (12.8 oz.)
  • 2 bags white chocolate chips (11 oz. each)
  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • 1 ½ cups cake mix (white, yellow or Funfetti)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sprinkles (if you aren’t using Funfetti cake mix)


  1. In an extra-large, microwave-safe, sealable bowl, combine white chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and stir. Continue to melt and stir in 15-second increments until smooth.
  2. Add entire package of cereal to the melted chocolate mixture and stir well with a large spoon.
  3. Once cereal is completely coated, add cake mix, powdered sugar, and extra sprinkles if desired.
  4. Tightly seal bowl with a cover and shake, shake, shake! Add extra powdered sugar as necessary, shaking until cereal is coated and white.

Cake Batter Puppy Chow

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