As huge fans of the original Jumanji and its source material, we were initially hesitant when we heard there was going to be a new Jumanji film. However, after seeing trailers for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, we actually got pretty excited. So much so, that we have created a new recipe for its release, Jumanji Jungle Cake!
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, “the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.”
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kevin Hart portrays the avatar Franklin “Moose” Finnbar. This character’s number one weakness is cake. Who doesn’t love cake? The trailer also prominently features pound cake, so we decided to use that as our base. Additionally, we used other jungle/outdoorsy foods like bananas and granola. The result is a delicious cake with good flavors and textures! It is also customizeablein that you can definitely switch out the flavors of granola or substitute it for nuts.
After trying our Jumanji Jungle Cake, we’re sure you’re going to have a weakness for cake like Kevin Hart’s character! Now for the part you’ve been waiting for! We are giving away three pairs of screening passes for an advanced showing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! The showing will be held at Harkins Scottsdale 101 on Monday, December 18th. The screening starts at 7 pm and the winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Sunday, December 17th. Good luck!
- 1 Pound Cake (we used a pre-made one but you can use any recipe)
- 3 Bananas
- 1 cup Granola (we used one with chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel bananas, cut into quarters, and place on foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool.
- Cut pound cake into slice around half an inch thick.
- In each bowl arrange 2 slices of pound cake.
- Top with banana quarters and granola.
- Drizzle with honey.