I'm making a giant cupcake cake. I do not want to use cake box mix. Would any recipe work for this using the giant cupcake Wilton mold? I'm hesitant to use just any recipe as I'm thinking it has to have the right texture/density to hold the cake? Any ideas or recipes that someone has use and are happy with?
AI make them all the time in the wilton tin. I use a 6 egg sponge mix, would you like the recipe?
yes please!!! it sounds like a new recipe to me :)
AIt's Victoria Sponge, common in the UK, not so in the rest of the world apparently! 350 gms self raisng flour 350 gms caster sugar 350 gms butter 6 medium eggs 2 tsp baking powder Optional: 2 tsp any extract/flavouring you'd like. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add eggs slowly, mix until well combined (add a spoon of flour if mix looks like it's starting to curdle). Add extract if using. Fold in flour and baking powder. Divide mixture into the well greased pan - 21/2 cups in "top" 31/2 cups in "bottom". Bake in preheated oven 150 fan for about an hour then check with skewer, if it's not cooked put it back in and check at 10 munute intervals. I find they can take anywhere from 1 hr 10 mins to 11/2 hours. Leave them in the tin to cool for a good 20 mins, then if the tin's greased well they should turn out easily. That's for the cake, if you want to know how I decorate it, let me know. :-)
Athak you ladies!! I'm assuming just regular buttercream? any other frosting that you would recomend???
thank you so much!
AYep, just regular buttercream for the top. I cover the bottom with fondant but a lot of people make a chocolate/candy melt case in the tin. I've never tried that but there are tutorials on youtube. Also, a tip I was given the other day is to put a flower nail in the bottom of a deep tin to help it bake evenly. Let us know how you get on. :-)
maisie, I am not familiar with Victoria Sponge, Is it a dense cake?
ANo, not at all! It's light, fluffy and delicious. Very popular in th UK, you really should try it. :-)
I would love to try it, I will search for a recipe on CC and go for it!
AHave a look further up this thread, I already wrote it out for the OP. The amount is for a giant cupcake so I would halve it just to try it if I were you.
Thank you Maisie! I will try it this weekend!
AI just brought the giant cupcake pan. I cant wait to try it out. Let me know how yours comes out.
AI love the giant cupcake tin, so do my friends and family, they ask for them all the time. Let us know how you get on Rosie. :-)