Candy Truck Cake for Every Kid
Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:19:46 PM
Truck cake - Chocolate Paint - Candy Lights - Drivers: Marshmallow Chickens - Model: TrangsKitchen
It even has a plate with numbers on the back
I will have to make a Mini-van cake project in April. Therefore, I make this truck cake to practice.... Of course, this cake is not suitable for an adult's birthday....because of the uneven frosting and it is also too colorful with so many candies . Therefore, I brought this cake to my friends' house where a lot of kids would come...Needless to say, they totally loved it. Next time, I would have to make a mini-van instead of a truck like this, and use fondant to make it more real...For now, just enjoy the cake as a kid, alright?
Devil's Food Cake Base: (for one 9'inch square cake pan, about 12 servings)
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3 ounces (75gram) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1. Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degree F (180 degree C)
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir well to mix
3. Combine the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with the paddle on medium speed until lightened in color and texture, 3 to 4 minutes
4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the cooled chocolate
5. Decrease the mixer speed to lowest and add 1/3 of the flour mixture. Stop and scrape down the bowl and paddle
6. Beat in half of the milk and stop and scrape the bowl and beater
7. Repeat step 5 and 6 adding half of the flour and the remaining milk. Stop and scrape. Beat in the remaining flour mixture
8. Increase the speed to medium and beat the batter continuously for 3 minutes
9. Pour batter into a 9"-square cake pan or a large cast-iron loaf pan. Smooth out the top. Bake and bake until it is well risen and feel firm when pressed in the center with a fingertip. 30 minutes for the oblong pan and 50-60 minutes for the loaf pan.
10. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes. Then unmold, turn right side up again, and cool completely on racks
For this truck cake, I have to double this recipe to get 1 loaf pan cake and 1 square cake.
Then I caved and shape the cake into a truck form...
Frost it with chocolate frosting and decorate with candy and colorful icing writer....
...and there you go, a truck cake that any kid will love
...and even some adults like us will love it too
"uh oh....where are my candies on the trunk and the lights on top of my head? )
...Now, most of the candies on the trunk, the wheels, and the headlights are gone. The kids really enjoy deconstructing the cake in their own ways huh?