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St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Cake

Are you looking to make something special for St. Patricks Day? Try making this beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Cake and show off your baking skills! St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Cake will be the hit of the party for this St. Patrick’s Day holiday!

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed treat? Want to learn how to make an ombre cake? Look no further than this St. Patrick’s Day Ombre Cake Tutorial!  This is an easy ombre cake tutorial that anyone can follow, even if the results look anything but simple! This cake is seriously what my St. Patrick’s Daydreams were made of. Ombre green vanilla cake. Rich vanilla frosting.  I mean…come on! Every kid needs this St. Patrick’s Day dessert – even if they’re just kids at heart!

Green Ombre Cake Tutorial

The process to make this cake pretty easy, there is no need to feel overwhelmed! There are only need a few extra steps (to add color)  Having a cake turntable and the right supplies really help the process too! Making the Cake Layers: Ingredients & Utensils. I love that this cake is so festive and fun, and it’s also really easy! And if you’re looking for an Irish Chocolate cake, be sure to check out my Chocolate Ganache Cake with a Whiskey Buttercream Frosting.

 

Isn’t the green ombre effect just AMAZING?? Green is my favorite lucky color – I love these Green Candy Dipped Oreos too! 

Whether you’re a Cake fan like me, or looking for a crazy awesome St. Patrick’s Day dessert idea, this is IT!

 

Yes, there are quite a few moving parts to this recipe, but it’s actually not as tricky as it looks. I’ve included step-by-step photos below so you can see exactly how it’s done!

Ingredients for making a St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Cake:

White Cake

  • unsalted butter 
  • vegetable shortening
  • granulated sugar
  • egg whites
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • milk
  • Green food coloring

Buttercream Frosting

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar 
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • Green food coloring

Kitchen Supplies Used:

Directions:

Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add in the egg whites and vanilla and mix until smooth.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in the milk and blend until smooth.

Divide batter between 5 bowls. Add drops of green food coloring into 4 of the bowls to make varying shades of green.

Prepare five 8-inch round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining the bottom with a parchment paper round. Divide the cake batter evenly between the pans.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

To make the frosting, cream the butter until perfectly smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix again until smooth.

Add in the vanilla and then slowly add in the milk while mixing to reach desired consistency.

Divide the frosting between 5 bowls. Add green food coloring to 4 of them, making shades of green similar to the cake batter.

Level the top of each cake layer by slicing the rounded portion of the cake off. A cake leveler works best.

Starting with the darkest green cake, put the cake top side down on a cake plate.

Add a thin layer of the darkest shade of green frosting to the cake.

Top with the second layer (next darkest shade), again with the leveled top side down.

Top that with the corresponding frosting shade. Repeat this with the remaining cake layers.

Pipe frosting around the outside of each cake layer, leaving a broad line of frosting.

When all the cake layers have frosting piped along the outside, use a frosting scraper and blend the ombre frosting together as you level the frosting.

Using a scraper, make a smooth sweep around the cake.

Using the closed star piping tip, pipe around the top edges and bottom around the cake.

Doesn’t that look so beautiful??

Get ready for slicing! So exciting!!

Look at this gorgeous cake! Your guests will go bonkers for this cake!

A perfect slice of cake! Happy St. Patrick’s Day friends!

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Ombre Cake
Yield: 12

St. Patrick’s Day Ombre Cake

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Ombre cake will be a hit at your next party. Follow my simple tutorial to make this easy cake.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • White Cake
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add in the egg whites and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in the milk and blend until smooth.
  4. Divide batter between 5 bowls. Add drops of green food coloring into 4 of the bowls to make varying shades of green.
  5. Prepare five 8-inch round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining the bottom with a parchment paper round.
  6. Divide the cake batter evenly between the pans.
  7. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  9. To make the frosting, cream the butter until perfectly smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix again until smooth.
  10. Add in the vanilla and then slowly add in the milk while mixing to reach desired consistency.
  11. Divide the frosting between 5 bowls. Add green food coloring to 4 of them, making shades of green similar to the cake batter.
  12. Level the top of each cake layer by slicing the rounded portion of the cake off. A cake leveler works best.
  13. Starting with the darkest green cake, put the cake top side down on a cake plate.
  14. Add a thin layer of the darkest shade of green frosting to the cake.
  15. Top with the second layer (next darkest shade), again with the leveled top side down.
  16. Top that with the corresponding frosting shade. Repeat this with the remaining cake layers.
  17. Pipe frosting around the outside of each cake layer, leaving a broad line of frosting.
  18. When all the cake layers have frosting piped along the outside, use a frosting scraper and blend the ombre frosting together as you level the frosting.

    Makes 12 slices.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 610Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 62mgSodium 188mgCarbohydrates 84gFiber 1gSugar 63gProtein 5g
Are you looking to make something special for St. Patricks Day? Try making this beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Cake and show off your baking skills! #Stpatricksdaycake #mooreorlesscooking via @Mooreorlesscook

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