Christmas Tree Cake
Looking for a festive dessert that’s perfect for the holidays? Look no further than our delicious Christmas Tree Cake recipe! This stunning cake features moist layers of vanilla cake, two-tone buttercream frosting, and adorable Christmas trees made out of ice cream cones. With a little creativity, this cake will be the centerpiece of any holiday gathering. Plus, we’ll share some tips and tricks to make sure your cake comes out perfectly every time. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this festive and delicious treat!
For the Christmas Cake:
For the Buttercream:
For the Assembly:
How to make Christmas Tree Cake?
For the Christmas Cake:
1. Preheat the oven to 340F and prepare three 6-inch pans by greasing and flouring them. Using damp cake strips on the pans will help with even baking.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat the wet ingredients together.
3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined. Use a kitchen scale to divide the batter evenly into the cake pans.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the centers of the cakes are set and springy.
5. Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 4 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the buttercream frosting:
1. Cream the butter in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the sugar and beat on high speed until fluffy and light.
2. Mix in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. If the frosting is too thick, add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
3. Divide the frosting into two bowls. For the colored batch, add green food coloring and mix until evenly tinted. Use as desired for your Christmas tree cake.
For the Assembly:
1. To create Christmas trees on the side of your cake, start by using a serrated knife to cut ice cream cones into different sizes. Once you have a variety of desired sizes, carefully cut them in half.
2. Next, use a number 30 tip to pipe star-shaped dollops onto the surface of the cone, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Place the cut cones around the side of your cake before piping.
3.Once all the trees have been piped and placed, sift confectioners’ sugar onto the top of the cake, and it’s ready to serve!
Tips for making Christmas Tree Cake
- If you’re using pans of a different size than 6-inch, adjust the recipe accordingly: double it for 8-inch pans or triple it for 9-inch pans.
- You can use whole milk yogurt instead of sour cream, which is a great substitute that won’t make a noticeable difference.
- For moist and flat layers, use cake strips. You can buy them online or create your own at home using foil and paper towels.
- To achieve a two-tone frosting effect, fill one piping bag halfway with white frosting, and another with green frosting. Place both bags in a third piping bag and snip off about an inch from each. No need for a tip.
- For added realism and depth, dust the trees with powdered sugar to create a “snow” effect.
Author of video content: Preppy Kitchen
Christmas Tree Cake Recipe: A Festive and Delicious Holiday Dessert Idea
Looking for a show-stopping dessert for your holiday table? Look no further than this festive and fun Christmas Tree Cake! This cake is not only delicious but also visually stunning, with miniature trees made of frosting and cake decorating the sides.
This Christmas Tree Cake is not only visually stunning, but also delicious. With its moist and fluffy cake base and creamy frosting, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any holiday gathering. Plus, it’s a fun and creative way to get into the holiday spirit and experiment with new Christmas cake ideas.
So if you’re looking for a unique and festive dessert to wow your guests this holiday season, give this Christmas Tree Cake a try!
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