January 20, 2021

Inauguration Cake: Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cake

Happy Inauguration Day!!! What a historic and joyful day :D! We now have a president with both a pandemic plan and a climate change plan ready to go and a female Black-South Asian American Vice President in the White House! To quote Kamala on Election Day, "We did it!"

I have been waiting for this day to come for so long! It has been so heartbreaking to see the division and polarization within our country these past 4 years, and this past year has been particularly rough. To celebrate the inauguration, I baked this mini Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cake, because all celebrations deserve some cake! We still have so much work to do these next few years, but today I finally feel the first twinges of hope.

Raspberry Vanilla Cream Cake
Vanilla Cake Recipe
Whipped Cream Recipe
Pint of Raspberries
Red and blue food coloring
Rainbow sprinkles

Bake vanilla cake recipe per above in two 8inch round pans (the cake recipe in the link is super thorough). Let cake rounds cool. If you desire to make a mini cake, use a sharp knife to cut out a 5inch cake round from each 8inch cake (I traced a small plate I had). Cut the cake layers in half lengthwise so you have 4 thinner cake layers. 

Whip your whipped cream per recipe above; I used 2 cups whipped cream + 1/4 cup sugar + gelatin mixture (2 tsp gelatin dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water) and mixed until I had stiff peaks. Spread whipped cream on a cake layer, place a layer of raspberries cut in half, more whipped cream. Repeat with remaining cake layers. Once 4th cake layer is placed on top, do a crumb coat over the while cake. Chill cake for a 30 minutes. 

Add another layer of whipped cream. Take remaining whipped cream and tint red and blue. Place colored whipped cream in piping bags and use to pipe lettering and hearts. Add sprinkles (I just separated out red, white, and blue jimmies from my rainbow mix). Enjoy!


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