Baby shower cakes are one of the most popular parts of the shower because everyone gets to enjoy the gift of indulgence. We hear that baby shower cakes dont cause any weight gain, but thats probably just the little devil on our shoulder speaking! Here are two great recipes for baby shower cakes that will make you feel angelic—even if you are getting a bit devilish with your diet!
Baby Shower Cakes—Classic Pink and and Baby Boy Blue
This one is super easy. All you need is:
1 Box white cake mix
Eggs, water and vegetable oil called for on cake mix box
Optional—Substitute apple juice for water in recipe
Red and blue food coloring
2 containers vanilla frosting
Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans).
Grease only the bottoms of three 8-inch round pans.
Follow directions on box for batter. Separate batter into three 1 ½ cup sections and place in bowls.
In one bowl, drop 3 drops of red food coloring to make pink (being careful not to turn batter red)
In another bowl, drop 8 drops of blue food coloring. Place each color batter (pink, blue and white) into one a separate pan.
Bake the pans about 20 minutes until toothpick can be inserted and come out of cake clean.
Remove and cool for 1 hour, then place blue layer on plate, cover with frosting, place white layer on top, cover with frosting, and then pink layer on that, covering the entire cake with frosting.
Baby Shower Cakes—Baby Bundt Cakes
Another adorable baby shower cake idea is to make individual bundt cakes, or “baby bundt cakes.” Heres how. Youll need
2 cups All-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (can be replaced with nutmeg, zest, etc.)
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour cream
Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Coat the bottoms and sides of two 6-cup mini-bundt cake pans with butter and then lightly dust with flour, tapping excess out.
Sift flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon into large bowl.
In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar with high-speed mixer until fluffy and light (~5 min.)
Reduce to low speed and add yolks and eggs one at a time until each is fully incorporated.
Add vanilla and then a bit of the flour mixture, a bit of the sour cream, a bit of the flour, a bit of the sour cream, etc. Start and end with the flour.
Mix on medium speed until fully incorporated and then divide batter evenly into the molds (¾ full).
Bake on middle rack until tops are springy to the touch and toothpick comes out clean (~25 min.)
Cool for half-hour and then remove cakes from tray, topping with your choice of items such as whipped cream, fresh fruits, berries, ice cream, fruit preserves, butterscotch, orange zest, powdered sugar, etc.
No matter which type of baby shower cakes you choose to make, your guests will enjoy the time and effort that you put into it. Of course, you could always go with ordering baby shower cakes, but that isnt always as satisfying as putting your heart and soul into custom-made baby shower cakes. Of course, if you dont have the time, order away!
If you don’t want to make a real cake why not make a diaper cake, we’ve got a brilliant tutorial for building motorcycle diaper cakes here, just click the link.