junkanoo independence cake

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a recipe by
Olivia Russell
New Providence

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 time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For junkanoo independence cake

  • 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
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 3 lg
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c

How To Make junkanoo independence cake

  • 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!