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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Cake

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Hi everyone! & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Since I was little my mom has made corned beef & cabbage for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. EVERY St. Patrick’s Day! Now it has become a tradition in our family and this year I thought we’d take our tradition to the next level! I saw this cake on Pinterest and instantly fell in love, so of course I had to recreate it with our own little twist!

So, in honor of everyone who celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, here is a fun and delicious cake recipe!

Vanilla Almond Cake

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons bakin powder
1 cup & 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup milk (room temperature)
4 large egg whites (room temperature)
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature, cut into chunks)
a few drops of green food coloring

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, & salt.

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Step 2

In a different bowl whisk together the milk, egg whites, almond extract, and vanilla extract.

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Step 3

In a mixer on low speed, add the butter one piece at a time to the flour mixture. Combine until the mixture looks like moist crumbs.

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Step 4

Add all, but 1/3 cup of the milk mixture into the crumbs and beat on medium speed (~ 1 1/2 minutes)

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Step 5

Add the rest of the milk & green food coloring and continuing beating on medium speed (~ 1/2 minute)

**Don’t forget to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing!

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Step 6

Spray pans with non stick spray (I used Bakers Joy Spray) or grease the pans & line the bottoms with parchment paper.
Divide the batter into 3 cake pans (or pour into however many pans you are using but make sure to adjust your baking times).

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Step 7

Bake in the oven for 20-23 minutes

*Please Note: I used three 6in pans. Your cooking time may vary depending on the size of the pan you use.

Step 8

To check if you’re cakes are done insert a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Once your cakes are done let cool in the pans for 15 minutes on wire racks.

Step 9

Take the cakes out of the pan and let cool completely.

Vanilla Almond Frosting

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

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Step 1

In an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until light & creamy.

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Step 2

Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.

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Step 3

On medium high speed, beat the mixture for an additional 2 minutes.

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Step 4

Add the almond & vanilla extract and mix until completely combined.

To finish the cake:

*If doing a layering cake- cut the tops of the three layers so you have a nice flat surface to work with

Step 1

Place the first layer of the cake onto a plate & spread ~1/2 cup of frosting over the top and spread evenly.

Step 2
Add the second layer of the cake & again add the frosting and spread evenly.

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Step 3

Add the third layer of cake.

Step 4

Add a good sized dollop of frosting on the top of the cake & start to spread the frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake. This is the crumb coating and should be thin.

Step 5

Refrigerate cake for 30 minutes to set the frosting base.

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Step 6

After the frosting has had time to set in the fridge take the cake out and add a thick layer of frosting on the top and sides of the cake. Spread evenly to create a smooth finish.

Step 7

Top with marshmallows or any toppings you’d like! & enjoy!

 

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St. Patrick’s Day at Dashwood Manor is full of love, laughs, and of course corned beef & cabbage… oh, and beer!

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To top off this post I thought I would share our traditional dinner & a fun cocktail recipe to go along with it!

The Shamrock Sour

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
2 ounces Irish Whiskey
1 drop of green food coloring
Lime Wedges (for garnish)
Cherries (garnish)

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Step 1

Combine ingredients in a shaker and mix well

Step 2

Strain over ice

Step 3
Garnish with lime wedge & cherries

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Thank you, I hope you & your family and friends enjoy these delicious recipes.

& have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Credits:

Cake & Icing Recipe: Cake Merchant

Marshmallow Cake Inspiration: Alana Jones Mann

Cocktail Recipe: Pizzazzerie

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