How To Make Minecraft Cake
This Minecraft cake is a two-layer chocolate cake that’s decorated with buttercream frosting to look like pieces of the popular computer game.
- 2 ⅓cupsall-purpose flour,plus 1½ tbsp
- ½cupcocoa powder,plus 3 tbsp
- 1tbspbaking powder
- 1cupunsalted butter,softened
- 1⅓cupswhite sugar
- 2tspvanilla extract
- 1cupmilk,plus 1½ tbsp
- ¼cupcherry jam
- 3cupschocolate buttercream frosting
- 5dropsred food coloring,or as needed
- 1tbspconfectioners’ sugar,or as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch square cake pans.
Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
Beat butter and white sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, mixing batter gently between each addition.
Divide batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 4 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely for about 30 minutes.
Trim tops of cake layers to make sure they are flat. Set 1 layer on a serving platter. Spread jam on top; cover with second layer. Spread chocolate buttercream frosting over top and sides of the cake, reserving about 2 tablespoons frosting.
Pinch off a piece of marzipan the size of a golf ball. Add red food coloring and knead until color is evenly distributed.
Dust a flat work surface with confectioners’ sugar and roll out remaining, undyed, marzipan. Cut out a 9-inch square; carefully transfer to the top of the cake.
Roll trimmings of marzipan and cut into four 9×1½-inch strips. Cut 3 rectangular notches into 1 edge of each strip. Press strips onto the sides of the cake, notches facing down; gently press top and strips of marzipan together to adhere.
Roll out red marzipan and cut into squares of varying sizes. Spread a little of the reserved frosting on the back of each square to act as a glue; arrange in a random Minecraft pattern on top of the cake.
- Calories: 1203.40kcal
- Fat: 56.98g
- Saturated Fat: 20.56g
- Trans Fat: 0.94g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 21.03g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.27g
- Carbohydrates: 165.26g
- Fiber: 5.47g
- Sugar: 121.51g
- Protein: 13.23g
- Cholesterol: 144.04mg
- Sodium: 520.40mg
- Calcium: 283.54mg
- Potassium: 397.16mg
- Iron: 4.04mg
- Vitamin A: 242.52µg
- Vitamin C: 0.93mg
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