Junkanoo Independence Cake

Olivia Russell

By
@seeherhandmade

Junkanoo is an amazing Bahamian festival filled with music, dance, and crazy paper mache costumes! This cake captures the flavour and spirit of a truly Bahamian Independence celebration!


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Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
pillsbury french vanilla cake mix
1
recipe for yellow cake (included below)
1 pkg
swiss miss hot cocoa mix
1/3 c
chocolate frosting
1/3 c
cream cheese frosting (plus 1 cup for filling)
blue food coloring

YELLOW CAKE MIX RECIPE

2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
applesauce
1 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare 3 8" cake pans
2
Mix French Vanilla Cake mix according to directions. Add 10 drops of food colouring to the mix and stir until blended. Pour into prepared pan.
3
Mix ingredients for yellow cake mix until well blended and pour into remaining pan (there should be some leftover)
4
Mix cocoa powder in with remaining mix and pour into greased mini cake pan.
5
Bake all cakes for a maximum of 30 mins or until knife/toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle
Allow to cool completely.
6
Arrange in the order: aqua, yellow, aqua. Place cream cheese between layers.
7
Cut out a piece from the top layer and insert chocolate mini cake. (You may have to cut off a part of the mini cake so that it's not too big to fit neatly.
8
Melt frostings in the microwave, and glaze cakes. (Mix food colouring with cream cheese to get blue)
And serve!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy