Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets Updated

Birthday Cake Fudge will make any birthday memorable. Ooey gooey awesome!

Birthday Cake Fudge Photo

I can’t take the credit for the idea for today’s recipe. This one comes from my friend Amber, one of the editors over at Food Fanatic. She was describing a fudge she used to enjoy at a Disney theme park, and asked if I could give it whirl. I seriously have no idea if this is anything like that fudge, having never tried it. However, this recipe is amazing, if I do say so myself.

I don’t know about you, but birthday cakes are the best. They don’t have to be elaborate, I prefer them without fondant anyway, but I want them to be packed with flavor (and frosting). In my ideal world, I would choose either a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting….or a funfetti cake with funfetti frosting. I mean, it’s sprinkles. Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

Today’s fudge recipe is a true winner. It will make that next birthday memorable. From the fun and festive sprinkles, to the little crunch inside…to the OMG oooey gooey delicious marshmallows. WINNER. ‘nuff said.

Birthday Cake Fudge Picture

I’ve got a few notes about making this fudge.

  • Use the mini Nilla Wafers if you can find them. This will make cutting the fudge and not having too much “crumble” so much easier. If you can’t find the minis, I would break each cookie in half.
  • For the sprinkles, I like to use jimmies. You know, the log-shaped sprinkles. NOT the balls. One, those balls are like glitter from the devil, one spill and you’ll be finding them on your floor and counter for years. Two, I think the jimmies taste better.
  • Before you start melting your butter and cream mixture, get your other ingredients ready. First, add your white chocolate and marshmallow fluff to your mixing bowl so it’s ready to melt when you add the hot cream mixture over it. Second, line your 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Toss a few cookies (wait, that sounds wrong) into the bottom of the dish (don’t cover the bottom, but add a few cookies).
  • Once your mixture in your saucepan is boiling, set your timer for 4 minutes. No candy thermometer needed, just boil (ROLLING BOIL) for 4 full minutes. Then pour it over your white chocolate and marshmallow mixture. In a bowl with an electric mixer, this will only take about one minute to blend, as the white chocolate will melt quickly!
  • GENTLY fold in your remaining cookies and mini marshmallows. Add a few sprinkles and quickly pour this into your prepared dish. Top it with MORE sprinkles (why not??)
  • This will take about 2-3 hours in the refrigerator to firm up! Store covered at room temperature and enjoy!

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Birthday Cake Fudge Recipe

      64 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • pinch of Salt
  • 11 ounces White Chocolate Chips
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Cream
  • 1 1/4 cups Mini Nilla Wafers, Divided
  • 1 cup Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Sprinkles, Divided

Directions

  1. Line an 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Add about half of your cookies to the bottom of the baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the white chocolate chip and marshmallow cream. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar, butter, cream and salt. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil for a full 4 minutes (ROLLING BOIL). Remove from heat.
  4. Pour hot mixture into the mixing bowl with the marshmallow cream and white chocolate.
  5. Beat until smooth (about one minute).
  6. Fold in the remaining cookies, marshmallows and half the sprinkles.
  7. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  8. Add the remaining sprinkles to the top of the fudge.
  9. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm. Before cutting into pieces, allow to come to room temperature.

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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 64 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 200 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Recipe 64

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 40
Calories 101

% Daily Value*
8%
Total Fat 5g
14%
  Saturated Fat 3g
1%
Sodium 13mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 11g
1%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.