Recipes / Category: Desserts & Candies

Infused Strawberry Basil Tier Cake

Ingredients

Strawberry Cake

  • 2 Boxes Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 Cup Magical vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup finely chopped strawberries

Medicated Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Cup of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of basil paste

Infused Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • 5 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 Stick MagicalButter, chilled and cubed
  • 8oz Egg whites
  • 16oz Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
How To

Strawberry Cake

  1. In a large bowl, whisk all cake ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. After mixing, pour you batter into 6 sprayed 6″ pans and bake for 30 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit.
  3. Check with a toothpick before the 30 minutes to make sure cake is cooking correctly.

Medicated Basil Simple Syrup

  1. Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of basil paste to the pot and stir well. Remove from heat after mixing, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Straining the basil out of the syrup.

Infused Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  1. Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.
  2. Place bowl over a pot with 1-2″ of simmering water and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot and no longer grainy to the touch or reads 160º Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer (approx. 3mins)
  3. Place bowl on your stand mixer and whisk on med-high until the meringue is stiff and cooled.
  4. Slowly add cubed butter and mix until smooth.
  5. Add flavorings as desired whip until smooth.

 

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