TGON Bakes

TGON Bakes: Spongebob Squarepants Cake

Ever since the first episode of Spongebob Squarepants aired on May 1st, 1999, the show had become a favorite to many people and had been translated in 50+ languages! The show revolves around a sponge named Spongebob who lives in a pineapple in a town called Bikini Bottom and works at a restaurant called The Krusty Krab. Spongebob Squarepants is a bright yellow sponge who finds joy in almost everything that comes his way; and who can forget his silly, high-pitched laugh?

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 large egg whites
  1. Heat oven to 350*. Grease bottom and sides of two round pans, 9×1 1/2 inches, with butter or shortening; lightly flour.
  2. Beat all ingredients except egg whites in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Beat in egg whites on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  4. Bake 9-inch rounds 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

Filling:

  • 1 package lemon instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the lemon pudding and milk. Leave in the fridge until pudding is set.

Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Black food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  1. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. While the mixture is still whipping, slowly pour in the heavy cream. Stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl a couple times while you continue whipping until the cream can hold a stiff peak.
  1. Level the cakes by cutting the tops until flat.
  2. On one of the cakes, spread a thick layer of lemon pudding on top for the filling.
  3. Center the second cake on top of the filling layer.
  4. Spread a thin layer of whipped cream frosting all over the cake for the crumb coat.
  5. Put some frosting aside for the details in a medium bowl.
  6. With the rest of the frosting, mix in yellow food coloring until a bright yellow color appears.
  7. Spread a thick, even layer of yellow frosting all over the cake.
  8. Separate the frosting that has been set aside into 5 bowls.
  9. Color each bowl of frosting with black, blue, and red food coloring. Leave one bowl of frosting white.
  10. Put the frosting of each bowl into separate piping bags.
  11. Pipe the facial features onto the cake as shown in the photo
Source: Deviantart – By moxie2D

Overall I would say this cake was really fun to make, and delicious too! There weren’t a lot of issues, and everything came together rather nicely. Feel free to tell me what you think and let me know of any suggestions on what I should bake next. Tune in next week for another Nerdalicious treat!

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