Variety Cakes

Baking By flawless1 Updated 1 Mar 2016 , 2:06am by flawless1

flawless1 Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 8:18pm
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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?


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AAtKT Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 10:03pm
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They essentially bake off several different kinds of cakes and then quarter them before icing and put them together...

kakeladi Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 11:09pm
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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. 

kakeladi Posted 29 Feb 2016 , 11:29pm
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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.  

flawless1 Posted 1 Mar 2016 , 2:06am
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Thank you both for responding. You have helped me a lot.


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