Countdown to Christmas Dec. 19th, 2016

Hello fellow bakers! Today’s icon comes from Tara Bench. This recipe is not only delicious but very fun to decorate especially with kids 😊😊. Enjoy!

 

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Christmas Tree Sheet Cake

 

Trimming this tree is almost as fun as eating it. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

 

TOTAL TIME:

 

3:00PREP

: 1:30LEVEL:

EasyYIELD:

12–16 servings

 

Ingredients

 

Cooking spray
3-1/3 c. cake flour, spooned and leveled
1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 Kosher salt
1-3/4 c. milk
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2-1/4 c. sugar
6 large egg whites
1 cup colored rainbow sprinkles
1 recipe White Vanilla Frosting
2 tbsp. sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
40 drops green food coloring

Candy: Yellow sour candy balls and mini white, red, and yellow M&M’s; caramel popcorn; red gumdrops; red sour candy balls; regular white and red M&M’s; starlight mints; brown M&M’s; and Raisinettes

 

Directions

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9″-x-13″ baking pan and line with parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir together milk, lemon juice, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture and milk mixture alternately, starting and ending with flour mixture, just until incorporated. Stir in sprinkles. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack, 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely.

Transfer 3/4 cup frosting to a bowl. Add cocoa powder and stir to combine. Dye remaining frosting with green food coloring.

Place template on cake and cut pieces with a long serrated knife according to the template.

Assemble tree pieces on a serving platter, attaching them with a little green frosting, and frost green. Assemble stump, attaching pieces with a little brown frosting, and frost brown.

Create star with yellow sour candy balls and mini M&M’s, garland with caramel popcorn, and decorate tree with red gumdrops, red sour candy balls, mini white and red M&M’s, regular white and red M&M’s, and starlight mints.

Decorate stump with brown M&M’s and Raisinettes.

(You can use candy of your choice).

 

Vegan Substitutes-

Try replacing the milk with soy or almond milk

Try replacing the butter with canola or coconut oil

Try using vegan eggs instead of real ones

 

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7 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas Dec. 19th, 2016

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