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Elvis Blue Suede Shoes Cake

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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Blue, Cake, Elvis

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 3 -5 drops sky blue gel food coloring

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 cups unsalted butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 - 6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Sky Blue Food Coloring Gel

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray all 3 cake pan with pam baking
    spray and set aside
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light
    and fluffy
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder
  • Alternating between the milk and dry ingredients, gradually pour into
    the butter mixture. Mixing on low to medium speed until combined
  • Using another large mixing bowl and a hand mixer, beat the eggs until
    stiff peaks form
  • Fold into the cake batter
  • Mix in the sky blue gel food coloring until combined
  • Divide the batter evenly between the three cake pans
  • Bake in the oven for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
    clean in the center
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from cake pans
  • Place the cakes onto a cutting board
  • Using a cake slicer, remove the domes from the cakes
  • Place one layer of cake onto the cake board

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together until stiff
    peaks form. About 5-7 minutes
  • Scoop about 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out with a
    angled spatula
  • Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  • Scoop another cup of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth
    with evenly
  • Place the remaining layer on top of the cake
  • Scoop about 2 C of frosting onto the cake and frost the entire cake
  • Mix in the sky blue gel food coloring into the remaining frosting
  • Scoop about ½ C of the sky blue frosting into the piping bag
  • Scoop remaining frosting into the large piping bag with star tip
  • Pipe lines of the blue color onto the entire cake using the disposable
    piping bag
  • Smooth evenly so that the colors blend

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream over medium to
    high heat until slightly simmering
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour into a squeeze bottle
  • Drizzle the chocolate ganache around the edge of the cake
  • Using the large piping bag with a star tip, pipe dollops of frosting
    around the top of the cake
  • Place into the fridge over night before cutting into slices and
    enjoying with a large glass of coffee or milk.