When life gives you muffins, make a muffin cake! So what do you do when the last brunch guest has gone home and you are left with a surplus of Costco muffins, strawberry jelly, and a pound of cream cheese? Well, if you're me, you build a cake. The following instructions have been tweaked quite a bit since the first go round (which used random muffins and strawberry jelly for filling). The final cake is a real crowd pleaser (seriously, it can feed a village). Be careful who you serve it to because you will start getting requests for more (I've probably made about 50 of these things for friends and family).
Step 1: Ingredients
- 12 Costco muffins - chocolate-chocolate chip work best. You can use any of the flavors except the blueberry. They seem to be to soft to hold up a cake.
- Cream cheese frosting - whatever recipe you want use. Make enough recipes so that you use 3 packages of cream cheese. Make sure it is room temp (or so) when you frost the cake.
- 1 large tub of nutella (or two small tubs)
- 3 large candy bars (optional). I used Butterfingers. Any crushable candy bar would work.
- Chocolate covered coffee beans (optional)
Step 2: Making the layers
- Cut the tops of 6 muffins (not right where the top starts but about 1.5 inches up - make them all the same height).
- Cut each muffin in half horizontally so you have 2 equal layers.
Note: Eating the leftover muffin tops while making the cake is encouraged, nay, required.