Super Bowl Cake

By 2/16/2011 , , , ,



This recipe is on the back of the Swan's Down Cake Flour Box

 1-2-3-4 Cake

Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
The Ingredients:

  •  1 cup butter or margarine (I used unsalted butter)
  •  2 cups sugar
  •  3 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
  •  3 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  4 eggs
  •  1 cup milk
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1/2 teaspoon almond extract (makes it taste sooo good!)
Baking Instructions:
Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add eggs one at a time to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and flavorings, beating after each addition until smooth. Baking: Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch layer pans, using about 2-1/3 cups batter in each pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks.
Visit the Swan's Down site for alternate pan directions.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - from Betty Crocker
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Frosts 13x9-inch cake generously, or fills and frosts an 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake. Makes 12 servings, about 1 3/4 cups frosting (I needed a double batch to frost my 13x9 cake well, i recommend adding the powdered sugar gradually.)


 Softened butter is important, you looks for an easy thumb print, I always slice my sticks and spread out on a plate so it softens faster and blends better.
 Cake flour and other dry ingredients all sifted, this helps make the cake fluffier
 A unique ingredient to the 1-2-4-5  is milk, I used 2% and it worked out well.
 Be sure to Baker's Joy your pan well.
 Tasty Batter
 All golden and out of the oven, took mine about 35 minutes since it wasn't the 3 rounds like the recipe.
 I don't have a cake board but heavy duty foiling a cookie sheet actually looked pretty good and fit the theme.
 Betty Crocker cookbook classic buttercream. Awesome green achieved by adding gel food coloring with an egg spoon rather than a tooth pick, much faster!
 After I frosted it I stippled the top to look like grass with a silicone basting brush, this had to be done very carefully or else it would peel up the frosting.
 The end product, the lines are fondant, the football is a specialty tooth pick, I made the field goals with yellow straws and some hot glue.
It tasted great too! Buttercream with a lite almond flavored cake.

We got plain cheese pizzas from Costco and added lots of toppings to fit our guests' tastes 
 Andrew topping some pizzas.
 Some of our toppings.
Some more toppings.

Doing the Costco pizzas worked out great since we have a few left over and were able to cut them up and freeze them for later, two pieces toaster oven great!

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