5 layer "scraped cake"



During 2020 I did a lot of baking and cooking but didn't feel like blogging or posting so I have a lot of food photos in files on the computer that will probably never see the light of day.   As I skimmed through some photos this afternoon I saw a few randoms of the cake I made for our family baby shower and figured I'd put them up on the website.

It was a nature themed baby shower we held last Spring, right before Covid-19 became something people decided to worry about and the quarantines started.  We are so thankful of the timing and that we got to hold the shower before everything shut down for a year!  

This is my favorite white cake recipe for special occasion cakes - which I've posted many times previously on throughout the past 15 or so years.  If you don't need to make numerous layers just half the recipe.


White Cake

2 boxes white cake mix
2 c flour
2 c white sugar
1 1/2 t salt
2 2/3 c water
1/4 c canola oil
2 t vanilla
2 t almond extract
16 oz. sour cream
8 large egg whites, room temperature

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat just to blend. Add the water, oil, vanilla, almond extract, sour cream and egg whites and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into 2-4 greased and floured pans (shape of your choice, 2  9X13 or 4 smaller round), filling each pan about half full. Bake at 325° F oven until cake tests done in the center. Cool and use as you wish.

I used a buttercream recipe that just used butter, vanilla, powdered sugar - any of your favorite frostings/icings will do.

Here is when I laid everything out and just decided to 'wing it' as I had no  idea what to do...   just an idea of what the cake should look like in the end.



Frosting the frozen layers....  




Starting to put them on top of each other....


Good enough I think!

It went back into the freezer until I brought it out for the baby shower. 

At that point, we pushed a cake topper in the top, added a baby bear we bought on Amazon
and placed a few fake succulents around it to finish it off.

The finished cake!


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