This delicious vanilla cake is perfect for a baby shower. A vanilla cake filled with vanilla cream, raspberry jam and banana, then covered in a white chocolate frosting and pink marzipan.
It’s soft, moist and very good!
Simple Vanilla Cake:
- 1/2 cup (115 g) butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups (450 g) regular sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 1/2 cups (440 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped out
- 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) iced water
- 4 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).
Put the butter, sugar and seeds from the vanilla bean into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder, then repeat at least twice.
Add the flour mixture and ice cold water in three additions and beat until everything is well blended.
Put the egg whites into a separate bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form.
Fold the egg whites into the batter.
I use two 8-inch (20 cm) pans here.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes.
Done…and the kitchen smells amazing…
Leave the cakes to cool completely.
Place one of the cakes onto a cake stand or plate.
Now you’ll need:
- Vanilla cream, thick vanilla custard or crème pâtissière
- Raspberry jam
- 2 bananas, sliced
Spread the vanilla cream over the cake, then dollop the jam over the cream before arranging the sliced banana on top.
Place the second cake on top.
White chocolate frosting:
- 7 oz. (200 g) white chocolate
- 2/3 cup (150 ml) heavy cream
Put the chocolate into a bowl.
Warm the cream until very warm but not boiling, then pour over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted, then chill for 2 hours.
When the 2 hours are up, whisk for 20-30 seconds (no more).
Spread a thin layer of the white chocolate frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
Prepare the marzipan, I use extra white marzipan here. Add some food coloring, I like pink as you may have noticed…
I use a patterned silicone baking mat to give the marzipan a pretty look.
Simply roll out the marzipan on a regular work surface first, then place on the mat and roll some more.
Cover the cake with the rolled-out marzipan.
Decorate the cake as you like, I use various Wilton molds here – mini ribbons, buttons, etc.
The end result…
If the cake is for a baby shower – place a baby on top
The inside of the cake…
I hope you are inspired to start baking! If you’re not making this for a baby shower just adjust the colors and decorations accordingly. It’ll still be a delicious marzipan cake!
Hugs from me to you.