I am new to baking and I was in Walmart this morning with my son and he saw on of their variety cakes and asked me to bake one for his birthday Saturday.I have never seen a cake like this and I have no idea how to bake it.It was a round cake sectioned into fourths.One fourth of the cake was red velvet and 1/4 of it was german chocolate and 1/4 of it was carrot cake and 1/4 was chocolate. Can someone please tell me how to bake this cake?
They essentially bake off several different kinds of cakes and then quarter them before icing and put them together...
Yeah, bake up 4 small (4 or 6" rounds) - one layer of each; cut eone in 1/2 and stack then cut that in 1/2 so you now have 1/4th of a round. Do that w/each layer and you will now have *two* round variety cakes :) You can actually do this with any size round but I am assuming you don't want a huge finished cake. It's bad enough you end up with 2 cakes no matter what. Remember places like WMart can bake up 1000s of layers and make such a creation but it's a problem for us.
Oh, oh you could maybe end up with only one cake if you put a divider (a piece of cardboard covered w/plastic wrap &/or foil wedged in your cake pan and pour different flavors of batter in each 1/2. The divider is removed before baking.
Make up enough vanilla batter for whatever size pan you will be using and pour into 4 bowls. Add whatever different flavors you want say well chopped nuts or strawberries or lemon peel w/some juice or UNsweetened choco (mixed into a thick mud by adding HOT water) or spices or.........well you get the idea:) The flavor possibilities are almost endless.
Thank you both for responding. You have helped me a lot.