Afternoon all! Hope you are all well.
Since being pretty much strapped to the sofa with a newborn, I thought I’d use the time to share the recipe for my wedding cakes. Nothing fancy, just good honest sponge with oooey gooey filling.
The bottom layer was chocolate with chocolate frosting, middle lemon with vanilla frosting and top was orange with vanilla frosting. They were all then covered with ready to roll icing.
You will need:
Bottom – 12″ round cake tin
2.5 tsp baking powder
565g caster sugar
2.5 tsp vanilla extract
3 tubs Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Middle – 9″ round cake tin
1.25 tsp baking powder
280g caster sugar
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
2 tubs Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting
Top – 7″ round cake tin
0.75 tsp baking powder
170g caster sugar
0.75 tsp orange extract
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1.5 tubs Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting
3 packs of ready to roll icing will be sufficient to cover all 3 cakes.
Preheat oven to 160 degrees c for fan. Grease and line your tins.
Preparation method for all cakes:
~ Cream the butter and sugar together until pale yellow and fluffy.
~ Beat the eggs in one at a time, ensuring each is incorporated before you add the next.
~ Mix in the extracts
~ Sift in the flour and baking powder a little at a time and mix
~ Pour the mixture into the tin and place in the oven for the approx. time indicated below
Bottom 1 hr 55 mins
Middle 1 hr 30 mins
Top 1 hr 20 mins
Your cake will be ready when a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
I cooked each cake separately to avoid any sinkage.
When cooled, cut the choc cake into 3 layers and the lemon and orange into 2. Spread each layer with a thick layer of frosting and reassemble the cakes. Cover the top and sides of each cake with another thin layer of frosting. This will help the ready to roll icing to stick. Roll out the icing and cover the cakes.
Next step? EAT! Om nom nom nom.
I purchased the cake stand and the cake base boards from amazon. You can find the stand here