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rice krispies cake


Rice Krispies Cake | A Subtle Revelry

I was assigned to bring a rice krispie treat to a beginning of the summer party. I decided to try my hand at the famous treat in cake form. And can I tell you – it was amazing! The cake is my favorite type of combination; easy to make, really good to eat, and creative to present. To make it you don’t even have to turn the oven on, perfect for the warm days ahead.

How to make a rice krispies treat cake

To make the rice krispies cake, make three pans of rice krispies treats. Since the layers will be very thick be sure to use an extra soft treat recipe. Here is my favorite; Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan, add in one 10 oz bag of marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are about 85% melted (not all the way).

Take off heat source and add 7 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well combined and pour into cake mold. Let dry about five minutes before popping out to dry completely for about an hour.

Using a cheesecake pan is the easiest option since you can pack the treats in tight and then pop them easily out. I molded each cake and popped them out to dry completely on wax paper.

Once the molds are made, stack and frost the cake!

How to make a rice krispies cake | A Subtle Revelry

PS. Here is the rest of the creative cake series.


  • Lynn Chen
    June 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I love this – have been wanting to make rice krispie treats with frosting for a while and this is much much cuter…

  • mary mann
    June 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

    This looks delicious! What did you use for frosting?

  • Victoria
    June 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Mary, thanks – I used frosting from a can, as you probably could have guessed;) Here’s a great recipe though if you want a good thick frosting that would taste even more amazing –

  • Jen
    June 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

    How difficult was it to cut?

  • Victoria
    June 18, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Jen, I’m going to be totally honest – we used a serrated knife (the one I usually use to cut french bread). A simple cake server will not work. But much like the french bread – it was SO WORTH IT! Hope that helps:)

  • rebecca at thisfineday
    June 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is pure brilliance! I love this idea and rice krispies with frosting are soooo tasty. Much easier than a cake! Thanks for the post.

  • mascara & mud
    June 19, 2013 at 2:07 am

    OMG!! Think i might make this for my sister’s wedding next week!!! Love it!

  • Farah
    June 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This looks great – simple and yummy! I’m thinking of using marshmallow creme or making a marshmallow meringue and frosting with that – to make it as “rice-krispiesh” as possible! Thanks so much for this!

  • Nicole
    July 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    is that the recipe for all three layers?

  • straphalariolist
    July 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Watch Independence Day eating a cake like that, wow, fantastic idea.

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  • candace
    July 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Yeah but I want to see you cut into it!

    I imagine it wouldn’t cut so easily…

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  • breanna
    July 12, 2013 at 10:21 am

    This is really cute and looks really yummy! :)

  • Lindsey Dishman
    July 16, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I think this would be even better with peanut butter between one layer and nutella between the other :)

    • Victoria
      July 16, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Lindsey, that sounds amazing! Let me know how it tastes when you try it out:)

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  • Maura
    December 14, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Is that the recipe for 1 layer or all 3???

  • Mary Lou Johnson
    June 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I want to do this for my 50th wedding celebration–I want one for each table as the decoration as well. How fun!!! Also, I am unable to see the recipe.

  • Kristena
    July 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Love? this idea but how do you keep it from drying out? I want to do this for my Husbands 50th … He loves Rice Krispies and hates icing so I was just going to use marshmallow cream for the layers and then decorate it with ribbon etc to match his party theme. Will it dry out if it is left out on display during dinner?


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