Santa Cake

Give a nod to Saint Nick with this berry-laden yellow cake. Strawberries form a hat, eyes, and nose, while candies and piped icing form other features.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 1 hr 30 mins

Santa Cake

Directions

  1. Prepare, bake, and cool Yellow Cake as directed for 8-inch round layers. Reserve 1 cup Vanilla Sour Cream Frosting for piping. Place a cake layer on a plate. Spread cake top with some of remaining frosting. Add second layer; frost cake top and sides.
  2. For hat, arrange strawberries on the top one-third of the cake. Place reserved frosting in a decorating bag fitted with an extra-large star tip. Pipe an edge and pom-pom onto hat. Pipe eyebrows, mustache, and beard onto cake. Use a strawberry tip for a nose, green tops for eyelashes, and strawberry slices for cheeks. Before serving, add blue candies for eyes. Store cake in the refrigerator.

Vanilla Sour Cream Frosting

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Thin with buttermilk or milk to desired consistency.

Yellow Cake

Directions

  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour two 9x1-1/2-inch or 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat for 2 minutes more. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spread batter in the prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes for 9-inch pans, 30 to 35 minutes for 8-inch pans, 25 to 30 minutes for 13x9x2-inch pan, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center(s) comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Or place the 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting.

Nutrition Facts (Yellow Cake)

  • Per serving:
  • 342 kcal ,
  • 14 g fat
  • ( 8 g sat. fat ,
  • 885 mg chol. ,
  • 257 mg sodium ,
  • 51 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 5 g pro.
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Nutrition Facts (Santa Cake)

  • Per serving:
  • 440 kcal ,
  • 31 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat ,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 9 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 128 mg chol. ,
  • 247 mg sodium ,
  • 37 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 22 g sugar ,
  • 4 g pro.
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25 Ratings
433 Days Ago
5.0
superb cake!!! It is very amazing, Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Last sunday we made this cake, All children became very happy after taking it. Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!
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1314 Days Ago
I meant to say only 6-8 servings, not on 6-8 servings. Sorry.
1314 Days Ago
This cake is also cute made in a heart cake pan. Use half a cake recipe to make a one layer heart cake, to make on 6-8 servings.. Place the heart upside down on a plate, and use the narrow point, on the top, for his hat, and the 2 rounded parts, on the bottom, for his cheeks. If you don't have a heart pan, bake 1 round cake layer and 1 square cake layer. Put the square cake on a plate, twisted 1/8th turn, so there is a point to the north, one to the east, one to the south, and one to the west. Then cut the round cake in half, and place each half on one of the flat sides of the square, on the bottom. Now you have a point, pointing up for his hat, and two rounds, on the bottom, for his cheeks.
Pam Witzig 1316 Days Ago
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