I know you have seen the pictures flying around the internet with shapes inside of a cake. They are super cute and actually they are pretty easy to make if you know the secret. We decided to give it a whirl for Easter and the end result was success!!! Read on to see just how easy it is to make a shape inside of a cake. We used a simple pound cake recipe and found that it held together the best. Remember that you can put any shape inside of a cake so it will work well for any Holiday or special occasion.
How to Make a Shape Inside of a Cake (pound cake style)
Several droplets of pink food coloring.
-Beat butter at med speed with an electric mixer until creamy. (Look for a light yellow color.)
-This may take 1 to 7 minutes.
– add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. (The butter will turn to a fluffy white.)
-Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow yolk disappears.
-Next, add your flour to the creamed mixture. First the flour follow with your milk. 1 C of flour to 1/4 C of milk ending with your last C of flour.
-Beat at a low speed after each addition.
-If lumps remain gently stir with a rubber spatula.
-Gently stir in the extracts.
-Divide your prepared batter in half.
-Add a few drops of pink food coloring to one half.
-Blend in the pink food coloring to ensure even coloring throughout the batter.
-Treat a medium size cookie sheet.
-Pour/spoon the pink tinted batter unto the prepared cookie sheet.
-Bake your batter on the cookie sheet for 1 hr.
-Test it with a toothpick to ensure that it is done.
-Set this aside to cool.
-Measure that your bunny cookie cutter fits within your loaf pan for height and width.
-After your pink batter has cooled use your bunny cookie cutter to make your bunnies for your loaf pan.
-Treat your loaf pan with baking spray or grease and flour.
-Now pour about 1/3 of your batter into the bottom of your loaf pan.
-Gently stand your bunnies in the middle of the loaf pan. Hold them steady until they will stand on their own.
– Gently fill the sides of the pan by spooning the batter into the pan.
-After the sides are filled gently spoon additional batter on top of your bunnies.
-Continue to spoon additional batter on top until it is even.
-Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hr and 40 min.
-Check to ensure that your loaf is done by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean then your p0und cake is done.
-Cool on rack for 10-15 minutes.
_Remove from pan.
-If it is difficult to remove run your knife between the edges of the cake and pan to loosen.
-Cool on your wire rack until completely cooled.