• Serena Di Sabatino Di Diodoro

The Grinch crispy cakes

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Christmas is cancelled,The Grinch is super happy about it!

So..Merry Grinchmas to all of us and enjoy some very green crispy cakes to celebrate it 💁‍♀️

I just had fun putting together some berry Rice Krispies Treats, green vanilla cake and dark chocolate. You can check out the very easy recipe below if you are curious 😊



  • 65g Rice Krispies

  • 18g butter

  • 120g berry marshmallows

  • red food colouring

  • pinch of salt

--- GREEN CAKE ---

  • 42g soft butter *

  • 63g self-rising flour

  • 17g potato starch *

  • 67g granulated sugar

  • 67g milk *

  • 1 large egg white

  • green food colouring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

--- TOPPING ---

  • Dark Chocolate


  1. Make the Rice Krispies Treats: Cover with parchment paper a 18cm spring form tin and oil a heart-shaped silicone mould.

  2. In a large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Then add the marshmallows and stir until melted.

  3. Remove from the heat and quickly add salt and a few drops of red colouring; mix until you get the desired colour (the red is difficult to reach somehow so you might need a lot of colouring, don't give up!)

  4. Stir in Rice Krispies and mix very well making sure all cereal is coated (ACT QUICKLY because it's gonna be a sticky mess!!! ahahah)

  5. While the crispy rice cereal mix is still warm transfer the mixture inside the prepared pans and gently press down using a greased spatula or your hands.

  6. Allow treats to set at room temperature for at least 1 hour before removing from the pan.

  7. Make the green cake: Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C); cover a 18cm spring form tin with parchment paper and prepare a muffin tin with 2 paper cups.

  8. In a small bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (flour and potato starch) until combined.

  9. In a bigger bowl beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy. Pour the egg white and keep beating.

  10. Add, alternately, milk and flour mixture continuing to mix until combined.

  11. Add a few drops of green food colouring and stir with a rubber spatula.

  12. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 20 minutes.

  13. Let it cool completely before removing from the pans.

  14. Assemble the mini cakes: insert a skewer inside the heart-shaped Rice Krispies Treats and top the muffins with the crispy pops.

  15. Assemble the cake: layer the crispy Rice Krispies Treats base with the green cake. Melt the dark chocolate and type"Merry Grinchmas" on the surface.

  16. Enjoy!


  • You can use any kind of starch you have on hand (potato, corn, wheat..)

  • I haven't tried but I think you can also use any kind of milk and butter you have on hand for this recipe.

  • You can add a layer of chocolate ganache or buttercream between the crispy base and the green cake to make it look prettier but I didn't do it for 2 reasons: I think it might be too rich and/or sweet and you don't need it to make the layers stick to each other since the Rice Krispies Treats are very sticky on their own.


If you make it let me know! :)