Thursday, March 29, 2012

Neapolitan Layer Cake (with marshmallow frostings)

I had so much fun experimenting with this recipe.  I found my inspiration on Pinterest (follow us using the link on the right!) and went with it!

I thought it would be delicious with some marshmallow frostings...nice and light and fluffy.  And since this cake was for Caleb's birthday, and he's not a lover of traditional frosting, I thought this would be perfect for him.  Guess what?  He liked it!

Score for Mom!:)

The kids all really liked the Strawberry frosting the best & although I am a chocolate lover and thought that would be my favorite, I am absolutely in love with the vanilla frosting!!  IT. IS. TO. DIE. FOR!  Can't wait to try it on some cupcakes!

Neapolitan Layer Cake

For Cake:
1 box Devil's food cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour 3 9 inch round cake pans, set aside.

Mix all ingredients together in your blender until batter is smooth.  Pour 1/3 of the batter into each pan.  Using a spatula spread batter evenly into each pan. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.  Turn the cakes out of their pans and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Now to make the frostings.  Make one at a time and just put them in a tupperware and set them in the fridge until you're ready to frost your cake.

For Chocolate Marshmallow frosting:
1 jar (7 oz.) Marshmallow Creme
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/2 teaspoons butter flavored shortening
1/4 cup half and half
8 oz. Cool Whip

Beat the marshmallow creme, powdered sugar, melted chocolate (make sure it is room temp.), shortening, and half and half until smooth.  Add the Cool Whip and beat until just combined.
(As you can probably tell in the picture, the chocolate frosting isn't as "fluffy" as the others.  I'll let you in on a secret...I forgot the cool whip...ooops!:))

For Vanilla Marshmallow frosting:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 jar (7 oz.) Marshmallow Creme
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz. Cool Whip

Beat cream cheese, marshmallow cream and vanilla.  Add the cool whip and beat just until blended.

For Strawberry Marshmallow frosting:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 packet of Strawberry Kool-aid
1 cup Marshmallow Creme
8 oz. Cool Whip

Cream together cream cheese and kool aid powder, scraping sides often.  Mix in marshmallow creme until incorporated.  Add the cool whip and mix until just combined.

To assemble:
Place first layer of cake on cake platter or plate.  Top with chocolate frosting.
Lay another cake on top of the chocolate frosting and then top with Vanilla frosting.
Now add the last cake and then top with the strawberry frosting.
Sprinkle with chocoalte sprinkles.

Here's the Birthday Boy with his cake!:)
(Bad picture...shouldn't have had him sittin if front of the window!)

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