Make Your Kids Birthday Party a Smash With a Superhero Cake and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make Your Kids Birthday Party a Smash With a Superhero Cake and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Superheroes are probably the most-liked characters amongst children and even adults! Making a child’s birthday special is what every parent wants. Superhero cakes are perfect for birthday parties, but what could make it better? Cake with ice cream sandwiches!

In this article, you will learn how to make a superhero cake with ice cream sandwiches. For this exciting plan, the baker will need a separate recipe for the superhero cake and a different idea for the ice cream sandwich.

Recipe for the superhero cake

Cake with ice cream sandwiches is always a hit at a birthday party. With this superhero cake recipe, a parent will have half of the plan down. It will take a person around four hours to bake this cake. The ingredients are enough to serve 12 people with a delicious slice each.

Ingredients needed for the superhero cake

Given below are the ingredients that a person will need to make the chocolate cake:

  • 185 grams or 1 ½ cups of flour
  • 125 grams or 1 cup of processed cocoa powder, preferably dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 360 ml or 1 ½ cups of stout
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon of espresso powder
  • 235 grams or 1 cup of butter
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise, preferably with egg
  • 4 ounces of chopped dark chocolate

How to bake the superhero cake?

The instructions to bake this cake is quite simple and easy to understand. Anyone can try and nail this recipe:

  1. Grease 3 cake tins, which are 8 inches in length. Line them up with parchment paper.
  2. Sift almost all of the powdery ingredients like the flour, cocoa butter, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a large bowl and set them aside.
  3. Mix the stout, vanilla extract, and espresso powder in a glass jug ad set them aside.
  4. Put the sugar and the butter in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. This step may need 5 minutes to complete. Make sure that the ingredients stuck to the sides blend properly.
  5. Add the eggs into the butter mix and blend well before adding the next egg. Put in all three eggs one at a time.
  6. After that, add the mayonnaise and beat the butter and egg mixture until fully incorporated and smooth.
  7. Make sure to preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit or 160 degrees Celsius before putting in the cake batter.
  8. Add 1/3 of the butter and egg mixture and 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat it until well incorporated. Then add more of the butter and egg combination and more of the flour mixture until finishing everything.
  9. The next step is to fold in the chocolate chunks into the cake batter. Fold the mixture slowly and carefully.
  10. Pour the batter equally into the three pans from before.
  11. Bake each pan with batter for around 35 minutes each. If a person wants to know when the cake is ready, stick a toothpick into the cake, and if there are no remnants on the pick when they take it out, the cake is ready to eat.
  12. Let the cakes cool down before stacking them up and cutting them into the shape of the desired superhero.

Ingredients for the buttercream

Here are the ingredients needed to make the buttercream for the icing:

  • 1 ½ cups or 350 grams of softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • 5 cups or 600 grams of powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp of milk
  • Food coloring according to the colors of the desired superhero (for example, red, blue and a little bit of black for spiderman)

How to make the buttercream?

Given below are the steps to making buttercream:

  1. Beat the butter and vanilla in a large bowl while waiting for the cake to cool
  2. Add in the powdered sugar gradually, along with the milk. Continue to beat it consistently while adding the ingredients.
  3. Divide the buttercream according to the colors a person needs.
  4. Decorate the cake and serve.

How to make a superhero cake with ice cream sandwiches?

All a person needs to do to make a superhero cake with ice cream sandwiches is to bake the cake and buy some ice cream sandwiches from the store. A person can make ice cream sandwiches buy purchasing some hard chocolate cookies and some vanilla ice cream. Cut the vanilla ice cream in the shape of the chocolate cookies and stack them together. Keep the finished dessert in the freezer.