A piñata cake is the ultimate celebratory dessert for any event. Two layers of vanilla cake are sandwiched over a layer of candy-filled piata, and the whole thing is topped with a colorful frosting and sprinkles. You can use whatever candies you like to fill the piata, and you can use any icing and decorations you like to adorn the cake. The potential is enormous.
You’ll need the following to bake this delicious cake:
One white cake mix box
4 eggs, 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, and 1 cup of water.
You’ll need the following for the filling:
2 quarts of full-fat cream
One cup of powdered sugar
Vanilla extract, two tablespoons
And here’s some adornment:
One (16-ounce) box of chocolate-covered sweets
a half a cup of colorful sprinkles
Instructions for Making a Cake
Assuming you have all the ingredients on hand, the first step is to get the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Two 9-inch cake pans will need to be prepared next, so butter and flour them. Spray or butter the inside and outside of the pan, then sprinkle with flour, tapping off the excess.
The cake batter must now be prepared. The flour, baking powder, and salt should all be combined in a large bowl and whisked together. Butter and sugar should be creamed together in a separate bowl (or a stand mixer) until pale and fluffy. Stir thoroughly after each addition of an egg.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet components in three additions, alternating with the milk. To begin, whisk together the wet ingredients, then add a third of the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Keep going until you’ve used up every drop of both solutions.
Distribute the batter evenly among the prepared pans by pouring in equal amounts. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with a few crumbs attached, after about 25 minutes in the oven. Cakes should rest for 10 minutes on wire racks before being turned out to cool completely.
How to Make a Pinata Cake, Step by Step
First, have your oven ready at 350 degrees. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans with butter and flour.
Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in a medium bowl. Put the mixture into the pans.
To test doneness, stick a toothpick into the center and bake for 28 minutes. Cakes should be allowed to cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before being removed to cool entirely on the rack.
To make the filling, combine the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and cook, stirring often, over medium heat. Blend in the egg yolks and pineapple juice until well combined. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until thickened. Take it off the heat and add butter and vanilla extract, stirring constantly until creamy. Allow to cool for a half hour.
Using a broad serrated knife, cut each cake layer in half horizontally; this will give you four thin cake layers; distribute the pineapple filling in between the layers.
The frosting is made by beating butter and cream cheese together for roughly 5 minutes on medium speed in a large bowl. Beat on low until the sugar is incorporated, then increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes). Mix in the vanilla extract and spread it on top of the cake, letting some of it run down the sides if you like.
Instructions for Making a Pinata Cake
Pinata Cake: First, Some Ideas for Decorations
Why not try your hand at making a piñata cake for your next birthday or other celebration? A pinata cake is a type of cake that takes the form of a Mexican piata and is stuffed with candies or other delicacies. Make your own piñata cake with these helpful hints and suggestions!
Make a simple white or vanilla cake as a base. Use your favorite cake recipe or boxed mix.
Using a 3- to 4-inch-diameter circle cutter, remove two slices from the center of the cake. This is where the pinata’s “eyes” will go.
Cover the cake completely with icing or frosting. You’re free to experiment with different hues of icing to mimic the vibrant patterns found on traditional piatas.
Use colored candies, sprinkles, or other little embellishments to make the “eyes” of the piñata more eye-catching.
You can use a jelly bean or chocolate chip for the nose. To make the mouth, slice a little half circle from black fondant or other dark icing.
Finish off the face by adding two little triangles for ears, made from extra fondant or sweets.
Straws should be inserted into the cake at the ”
Recipes for Pinata Cakes and Their Variations
The classic piñata cake can be made in a variety of ways. Cake mix, icing, and filling could all be flavored differently, for instance. Sprinkles, candies, or even fresh fruit would make great embellishments.
Using a nonstandard round or square cake pan can help you create a truly one-of-a-kind piñata cake. For a more three-dimensional appearance, you may use a mold.
Adding little toys or prizes would make this piñata cake really special. A party like this would be perfect for a birthday or other special occasion.
How to Keep and Serve the Cake
Assuming you have prepared or purchased a piñata cake, here are some suggestions for its storage and presentation:
Keep the cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Before serving, let the cake sit out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Wait until right before serving to add fresh fruit for decoration, since this will prevent the fruit from spoiling.
Use a sharp knife that has been warmed in hot water to ensure clean slices while cutting the cake. Between each cut, wipe the knife clean.
Delicious and entertaining, the piñata cake is a great addition to any party. Using this method, you may make your own piata and have your guests experience the same thrill as when they smash open a store-bought one.
We think it’s safe to assume that this will be a hit at any celebration, birthday or otherwise. In that case, why delay any longer? In 2023, when you revisit this recipe, you will find that it has become one of your favorite cakes.