Shamrock Shake Cake

Shamrock Shake Cake

Shamrock Shake Cake

So as you all know we have been feeling under the weather at our house for a while.  I asked Boo Boo what she wanted to do yesterday and she said make a cake – so I figured it should be St. Patrick’s Day themed and went to my pinterest board and found a recipe for a cake.  Not any old green cake – a shamrock shake inspired cake!  I’ve got to say I am a huge fan of the shamrock shake and wish that is was available year round – but I guess then it wouldn’t be as exciting.

The shamrock shake cake recipe comes directly from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen’s blog.  You can check her original blog post out here.

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix  plus ingredients needed to prepare
  • 3 tsp mint extract (MINT, not peppermint)
  • Couple drops green food coloring

Shamrock Shake Cake

Frosting:

  • 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp mint extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Few drops green food coloring

Shamrock Shake Cake

Directions

Preheat oven according to the directions on your cake mix box.  Use two eight inch rounds for the cake – spray with non stick baking spray.

We put all of the cake ingredients into the bowl.  We started to mix the cake and both kids put in some food coloring.  Follow the instructions on your cake mix box for how long to mix.

I equally spread the cake mix between the two pans and set my timer for 20 minutes.  Check the cakes frequently after that time to make sure they don’t burn.

Once I washed the stand mixer bowl we started on the frosting.  Mix the butter, heavy cream, mint and vanilla until creamed.  Slowly add the confectionery sugar, when you reach the desired consistency add the food coloring and mix on high for one minute until fluffy.

When the cakes are done – cool in their pans for five minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.  After the cakes are completely cool – use a knife to level the tops.  Place first cake on serving plate, apply a layer of frosting, stack second cake on top.  After the cakes are stacked frost the sides, when the sides are done frost the top.  Decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Shamrock Shake Cake

This cake was amazing!!  We had some lucky neighbors who received some of this as I am going to be making our a birthday cake today for our puppy party and didn’t want to have so many sweets around.  This may turn into an annual tradition every year around St. Patrick’s Day!

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