When I created my jelly bean cake for my spring photo shoot I knew I had to circle back with how to create such an easy baking recipe; two color jelly bean cake. For this jelly bean cake DIY I used a white cake mix as the base but, you can use any white cake recipe you like and still get the same results. This is a super easy way to create a pretty cake that doesn’t take much more time than making one completely from scratch. We just knocked off some time by using a cake mix.
The steps for jelly bean cake are really easy. Make the white cake mix. After it’s completely mixed you put the white cake mix into two prepared cake pans. I sprayed non stick spray then, lined the bottom of mine with with parchment paper. Next you take yellow food coloring (or any other color you’d like) and add about 5 drops to get one color in one pan. In the other pan I used 1/8 cup lime jello. (you could use green food coloring if you like) Not only am I sharing how I made mine there is a video at the end to show you how to make one with additional layers.
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Jelly Bean Cake How To:
I tossed in a handful of jelly beans into each cake batter to bake them inside the batter. (this is optional it does give the bites a different flavor from each jelly bean and they do melt) Next you bake the cakes per the recipe cake directions.
Cool cakes, then turn out each of the cakes onto a lined surface. Use parchment or as in my case I used Flexible Cutting Boards.
- Next cut a circle out of one of the cakes I used a sharp small serrated knife (in the video they used a shape cutter)
- Place the cake with no cut out center onto a cake plate
- Next Frost the cake that doesn’t have a cut circle out of it
- Place the cake with the cut out center circle onto the frosted first layer (leaving the circle cut off)
- Next place the jelly beans in the center, then place the circle on top of the of the jelly bean
- Now finish frosting the entire cake
Now if you want to do this with more layers you can. Here’s a video tutorial I found after I made my cake but, has way more layers it’s from Real Simple. Real Simple also didn’t color the layers. I thought it would help you to see one being made.
Mine only had two cake layers and one of them is cut. Either way, if you want a fun way to enjoy a jelly bean celebration cake I think you’ll enjoy making one from the easy baking recipe tutorial! Additionally you can decorate the outside more elaborate by adding flowers, jelly beans, peeps or other candies.
Get creative, have fun and I hope you enjoy making your own jelly bean cake soon! I have several boards that might help you finding a cake recipe if you want to make it from scratch. I have a cakes board, baking board and desserts board among many others.
Video Tutorial Jelly Bean Cake How To:
Posted by Real Simple on Friday, March 27, 2015
Have you ever made a jelly bean cake?