Episode 103

Minecraft Cake (Minecraft)

Minecraft Cake from Minecraft!

RED VELVET CAKE:
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoon of cocoa powder
- Red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2-3 tubs of Cream Cheese frosting

- Combine flour, baking soda, sugar in a bowl and mix together
- In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder with food coloring, whisk until a thick paste
- Pour the flour, baking soda, sugar combination into a large mixing bowl
- Add melted butter
- Beat on medium to high until combined
- Add in eggs while mixing
- Add in buttermilk, vanilla extract, and red cocoa paste.
- Add paste until desired color is achieved

- Prepare two 8×8 inch pans by pouring a bit of oil and then spreading around with a napkin or paper towel
- Add in some flour and spread around until the pan is coated
- Pour cake batter into pans

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Bake cakes for ~30 minutes

- To create a layered cake, cut each cake in half with a cake leveler
- Stack each cake with a layer of frosting in between
- Apply frosting to whole cake when finished layering

FONDANT:
- 1 box of rolled Fondant
- Gel food coloring (red and brown)
- Crisco, or shortening

- Remove fondant from packaging
- Cover the surface of your working area and your hands with Crisco/shortening
- Knead fondant until soft
- To color, apply food coloring to fondant and knead until color is evenly spread (create a larger amount for brown to cover the cake, smaller for red)

- Apply crisco/shortening to rolling baton
- Roll out brown fondant to size of cake, leaving a few inches on each side
- Wrap fondant back up onto rolling baton
- Apply fondant to cake
- Flatten sides, cut off excess with a pizza cutter
- Cut out white trimming and apply to cake with dabs of water
- Cut out red squares and apply to top of cake
- Optional: dress the sides of the cake with frosting to cover up imperfections
- Cut into sixths and enjoy!

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