Circus Cookie Layered Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cake
  • for cake:
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cup cake flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • non pareils (about 1 tsp per layered cake)
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring, per cake
  • for frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  1. In large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients & whisk until smooth.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Pour equal amounts of batter into each Wilton Cake Pan Set.
  4. Stir mixture in each pan & bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick is inserted & comes out clean.
  5. Place pans in freezer for 20 minutes or until completely cooled. In medium mixing bowl, combine all frosting ingredients until smooth.
  6. If cakes are domed shape, cut the tops off with a bread knife. Cake layers need to be as straight as possible.
  7. Place first layer of cake on rotating cake stand & top with frosting.
  8. Repeat previous step with other layers of cake until the top is covered with frosting. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  9. With an offset spatula, frost the side of the cakes until smooth. Decorate with circus cookies & enjoy!
large mixing bowl
wilton cake pan set
baking spray
medium mixing bowl
rotating cake stand
offset spatula
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