Black And White Buttercream Cow Cake
If you're on the hunt for a new and exciting cake recipe, look no further! This udderly fantastic cake looks just like a cow, both on the outside and the inside. The devil's in the details, so once you cut into this glorious creation, you'll discover that the two-toned buttercream frosting completes the cow look of this cake. It will especially make a great birthday cake for all the fun-loving, whimsical people in your life!
For the cake batter:
- 6 eggs
- 1⅔ cups sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ⅔ cup + 1 tbsp milk, room temperature
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
For the buttercream frosting:
- ⅔ cup (3½ oz) egg whites
- 1⅔ cups powdered sugar
- 2½ sticks butter
- 24 oz white fondant
- 8 oz black fondant
- black food coloring
- 7-inch cake pan
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and separate the egg yolks from the egg whites for the cake batter. Beat the egg whites with sugar until frothy. Once they're a bit firm and creamy, you can start adding the egg yolks one by one.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, and milk, making sure to stir constantly, but don't work the batter too much, otherwise, all the fluffiness from the air will escape. Now transfer ⅓ of the batter to a different bowl and add black food coloring and 1 heaping tablespoonful of cocoa powder. Mix until well combined.
3. Line a tall 7-inch cake pan with parchment paper. If you don't have a tall enough cake pan, you can just stack up 2 rings from a springform pan. Now add one layer of light batter to the pan so that the bottom is completely covered. Then use a big spoon to add a few drops of chocolate batter to the light batter. Now add another layer of light batter as well as a few drops of chocolate batter. Add more light batter for the final layer. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
4. Now prepare the buttercream frosting. Mix the egg whites with sugar and heat everything over a hot water bath, stirring constantly, until you reach a temperature of about 135°F. (If you don't have a kitchen thermometer, heat the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.) Make sure the mixture doesn't get too hot, otherwise, the egg whites might curdle. Then beat the mixture with a mixer until the temperature of the beaten egg whites drops down to about 85°F. Now mix in the softened butter until you get a nice, creamy consistency. Add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder to ⅓ of the buttercream frosting.
5. Remove the cake from the oven and cut off the lid. Make 2 horizontal cuts in the rest of the cake.
6. Add 3 dollops of the chocolate buttercream frosting to the cake base and then add dollops of the light buttercream frosting all around.
7. Place the other half of the cake on top and coat the entire cake with the buttercream frosting.
8. Now roll out the white fondant. Make sure it's big enough to cover the whole cake, including the sides. Press the fondant to the cake and carefully smooth it down. You can cut off any excess fondant with a knife.
9. Now roll out the black fondant and cut it into the shape of cow spots. Spread the black spots on the cake (you can use a little water to make the black spots adhere to the white fondant). To top it off, put a small toy cow on top of the cake.
Doesn't this black and white cow cake look incredible?! It's really all about presenting a cake that's fun and a little different, and just like the cow in the nursery rhyme, you'll be over the moon with this amoozing creation!
Get the recipe for the Spotted Chocolate Cow Cake Rolls featured in the bonus video.