Any Given Sunday

Cake Batter Cheesecake Cheeseball 1

The Seahawks lost yesterday and many a person in the Seattle area (and elsewhere I am sure) were crushed. Now I had nothing but hockey players over at my house on Super Bowl Sunday so the response when we lost was “well that’s a bummer” followed up with “our games next Sunday, right?” So not a lot of heartache going on there. Heartburn maybe, but not heartache. :)

I was playing hostess this year and so I didn’t even really notice much of the game other than when people would boo I knew the other team scored and when they cheered the Seahawks had scored. And when they were all saying awww it was because Puppy Bowl was on. Which we were all bummed to learn that Puppy Bowl had a fantasy league that we didn’t know about and wanted to get in on. Next year I guess.

This years Super Bowl fell on MDP’s birthday. Normally we play hockey each year in the morning (and we did that again) but then we go to someone else’s for Super Bowl. But this year since it was on MDP’s birthday that meant we had his two teens and his former stepson for the day as well. And they weren’t real keen on going to someone else’s house so we decided to have people over here. Which was nice as we were forced to clean that house then. :D So we figured why not just have some of the guys from the hockey team come on over since we have a good amount of seating and a nice TV for watching sports. It was a nice little gathering and I was impressed that they ate 3 pounds of bacon wrapped little smokies, 3 pounds of meatballs, chicken wings (not sure how much), tater tot poutine, cupcakes (that matched the birthday cake), chips, trail mix, brownies, and this Cake Batter Cheesecake Cheeseball that ended up being the surprise hit of the party.

It was originally going to be an Oreo Cheesecake Cheeseball but I thought to myself if I’m going to be the one with all the leftovers and no one eats this I’m going to want cake batter flavor…that and I wanted something that could help contribute to the Year of Sprinkles. The guys described it part cheesecake, part cake, part frosting…all good. And it is. I served it with Circus Animal Cookies (my favorite with it), Scooby Snacks (which are graham crackers not real dog bones), and vanilla wafers.

This is now a permanent fixture on my party serving list!

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  1. This is genius.

  2. Sprinkles are pretty! Great alternative to traditional birthday cake.

  3. I only watched the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl. Those are way more entertaining than the Super Bowl (in my opinion :) ).

    This cheesecake cheeseball = AMAZING!!

  4. How about a recipe for your Tater Tot Poutine, please!

  5. Happy birthday, MDP! What kind of cake did he get (or is that surprise for a future post)? :) I’m going to guess your favorite Super Bowl commercial was the one from Budweiser – the adorable puppy tearjerker sponsored by beer.

    This cake batter cheeseball is calling my name, and I’ll have to try an Oreo version too because that sounds incredible. And tater tot poutine? I think I could eat three pounds of that by itself!

  6. woah woah woah

    I love it every time I see sprinkles…your five million pounds of sprinkles! <3

  7. Right?? I couldn’t believe I didn’t know there was a Puppy Bowl Fantasy League.

    This sounds like my kind of cheese ball. :D

  8. Elizabeth E-W says:

    I soooo want to make this. Because I soooo want to eat this.
    Do you buy your sprinkles in bulk? Do you think winco has them?

  9. Peabody,
    Happy Birthday to MDP. This cheeseball looks amazing.

  10. I mimic the previously mentioned . . . I need to know more about that tator tot poutine. My hubby is a poutine fanatic and loves tots.

  11. Scooby snacks!? And frosted animal crackers! And sprinkles!!!

  12. @Lucy- it’s really nothing exciting. What makes them so good is we have a deep fryer so it’s fresh tater tots then we put Beecher’s cheese curds, and just brown gravy from a packet because we like that the best (hangs head).

  13. @KB- it’s really nothing exciting. What makes them so good is we have a deep fryer so it’s fresh tater tots then we put Beecher’s cheese curds, and just brown gravy from a packet because we like that the best (hangs head).

  14. Rosemary says:

    is putting this in the freezer a necessary step? I will be making this the day before I serve it.

  15. Peabody says:

    @Rosemary- yes, for it to firm up it needs to go in the freezer.

  16. Christine says:

    Do you cook the cake prior or are using the dry cake mix?

  17. Peabody says:

    @Christine- no you do not make a cake, just use the cake mix

  18. Do you have to use a stand mixer? I do not own one. Hope I can still make this it looks sooo good.
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Yes I own a stand mixer.


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