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Scrumptious Baby Shower Cake Recipes

As a hostess, finding the right baby shower cake recipes doesn't have to be stressful. Just ask the mom-to-be what her favorite cake flavor is and take it from there! We have come up with a few basic ideas for making a perfect baby shower cake. You can be as elaborate or as simple as you'd like and still come out with a darling masterpiece!

For the simplest solution for finding cake recipes simply...hop in your car, drive down to the store and purchase a nice box of cake mix and frosting. This is the easiest and most common. Boxed cake mixes taste just as good as cakes made from scratch. You can also jazz it up a little by adding some cute finishing touches. Craft supply stores have tons of cute cake decorating embellishments.

Below are some yummy & basic cake recipes. You will also find recipes for buttercream frosting and some cute decorating tips.


baby shower mason jar cake picture

Basic Yellow Cake

Ingredients:
3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease bottom of two 8-inch round cake pans and line with waxed paper or parchment paper.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Cream sugar and butter together until light.

Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed.

Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove
from pans; cool completely. Fill and frost as desired.

Makes 12 servings.

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Chocolate Chocolate Cake


Tools needed:
13 x 9 in. Oblong Pan

Ingredients:

2 cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pan with vegetable pan spray.

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter together either in microwave oven or on top of range over low heat.

Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into electric mixer bowl.

Add sugar; beat until well blended. Beat in eggs, one at time.

Add vanilla.

Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.

Add remaining flour and water; mix until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until cake tests done. Place pan on cooling rack.

Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chocolate chips over cake; let stand 2-3 minutes or until chips have softened.

Gently spread melted chocolate over top of cake. Cool completely in pan before covering.

Serves 12.

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Buttercream Icing


Ingredients:
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.

Add vanilla.

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.

Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in,
icing will appear dry.

Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use.

Refrigerate in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

Makes 3 cups.

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Chocolate Buttercream Icing


Ingredients:
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
3-4 tablespoons milk
Light corn syrup**

Cream shortening and butter with electric mixer.

Add cocoa and vanilla.

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.

Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.

When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

Darker Chocolate Icing: Add 4 more unsweetened chocolate squares (or ¼ cup sifted cocoa powder) and 1 more tablespoon of milk to Chocolate Butter Cream Icing.

Chocolate Mocha Icing: Substitute freshly brewed strong coffee for milk in recipe.

For a unique change of pace, use 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Wilton Candy Flavors in place of vanilla extract.

For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use.

Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

YIELD: 3 cups

**Add 3-4 tablespoons light corn syrup per recipe to thin for icing cake.

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Fresh Strawberry Blueberry Cake

Submitted by Summer from Cumming, GA

INGREDIENTS

1 box of Vanilla Cake Mix
1 package of Strawberry Jello
1 container of Strawberry Frosting
1 cup of Fresh Strawberries

1 cup of Fresh Blueberries



INSTRUCTIONS

Grease two 9" round cake pans and set aside. 

Prepare vanilla cake mix as instructed to on box. Divide cake mixture into two separate bowls. 



Take one bowl and empty the package of strawberry jello into it, stir until completely mixed. 



Pour half of the pink cake mix into one side of the 9" cake pan, and pour half of the white cake mix into the other side. 



Take a butter knife and swirl mixture together to give it a marble look. 

Repeat this step for the second 9" round cake pan. 



Bake as directed to on back of cake mix box. 

Remove from oven and let cool for about 30-45 minutes before frosting cake. 



Garnish cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries. 

ENJOY!


Strawberry Delight

Submitted by Danna

1 box white cake
1 basket strawberries
1 container cool whip
2 strawberry pie jel

Bake sheet cake; let cool. Cut strawberries in half stir in jel. Spread cool whip over cake put strawberry filling on top leaving about a inch away from the edge. Then lay a rattler or rubber duck in the middle and the mother to be gets the toy.

The guests love it and it is so cute and looks great!



Fondant Cakes


Fondant is a smooth, sweet covering for a cake.

It is said to make cake last longer because it traps in the moisture.

Fondant cakes have become a trendy way to celebrate! They are sleek, cute and make a wonderful presentation!

They are a bit more time consuming, but well worth it!

See An Adorable Fondant Cake



Cute & Easy Cake Decorating Ideas

  • top your cake with cute candy sprinkles such as feet, rattles or ducks

  • make a chocolate cake topped with strawberries and stick a pick in it with a cute sign saying "Welcome Sweet Baby"

  • for a quick and yummy dessert - buy white or chocolate cake mix. Pour into a cupcake pan and insert a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup into each one before baking. Bake, Cool & Frost! These are soooo good!

  • pour cake mix into a cute cake pan to match your baby shower theme. Some cute ones we've seen are: heart, butterfly,
    football, duck, horseshoe (for a western/cowboy theme)

  • make each guest their own special cake by using mini-bundt cake pans

  • decorate some baby-themed sugar cookies that were baked with a skewer in the bottom of them - place them on the top of the cake

  • drizzle chocolate or raspberry sauce on the bottom of the guest's plate before serving


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