Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vanilla Spice Layer Cake

Fancy cakes are my favorite :)

They're pretty, and delicious, and people think you slaved away in your kitchen for hours making them, but, I'm gonna tell you a secret, you don't have to.

Layered cakes and cakes with multiple flavors are actually super easy.  Well, at least my recipes are.  I'm not one to get too complicated.  I just like making people think I worked really hard, when in reality, the recipe was a breeze.

This cake is like that.  Two layers of cinnamon spiced vanilla cake topped with creamy greek yogurt frosting and an onslaught of sprinkles, if you're in that type of mood.  I'm always in that type of mood.

Anyway, while this cake may seem difficult, it's totally the opposite.  The batter comes together quickly with the help of your food processor, and the frosting takes no more than 3 minutes to mix up.  After that all you gotta to is bake, assemble, and eat.  The eating part is extra easy.

Vanilla Spice Layer Cake
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 420 grams (about 4 cups) frozen cauliflower, thawed
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups plain (or vanilla) greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease two 8 in circle pans.  In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.  In the bowl of a food processor, combine remaining cake ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.  Process until completely smooth with no cauliflower lumps.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until completely incorporated and a batter has formed. Fill prepared pans about 2/3 of the way full with batter.  If you have extra, make a few cupcakes.  Bake cakes for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool completely.  Meanwhile, combine all frosting ingredients in the bowl of a food processor (Just rinse well from last use).  Blend until all ingredients are incorporated.  Remove one cake from pan and place on a large plate.  Spread a thin layer of frosting on top.  Add other cake on top.  Use remaining frosting to frost on top and all around cake.  Store in fridge until serving time.  When ready to serve, slice into 8-10 slices and enjoy!

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  1. This looks so beyond yummy... I am going to pin this and make someone make this for my bday! :)

    1. Sounds like a plan, Ali. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. wow looks are deceiving! the frosting looks amazing!

    1. The frosting IS amazing. It's just also healthy.

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