Snack Wedding Cake Recipe
Snack Wedding Cake Recipe

Snack Wedding Cake Recipe

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Snack Wedding Cake Recipe
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Wedding cake is the BEST: that lightly almond-flavored moist, dense bakery style cake with think delicious frosting. Now you can enjoy a wedding cake style cake in snack cake size! If you don't have a cast iron skillet, this cake bakes up just fine in an 8-inch square baking pan.
Serves: 8-10
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/8 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Whipped Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (not powdered sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  1. To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a 10-inch oven-safe skillet sprayed with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt before whisking in the egg, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs. While the cake bakes, prepare the cooked frosting mixture below. When you remove the cake from the oven, poke holes with a fork all across the surface. In a small bowl, whisk together heavy cream and almond extract. Pour evenly over the cake and set it in the fridge to cool completely.
  2. Make the frosting: Heat the milk, flour, and granulated sugar together over medium heat, whisking constantly. Once it starts to boil, continue whisking and heating it for around 7 minutes or until it’s very thick, like cake batter consistency. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Remove the mixture to a shallow pan and stick it in the fridge to cool completely. Once the mixture (and cake!) is completely cool, beat the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft and fluffy. Add the completely cooled mixture and beat on high until you have fluffy frosting the consistency of stiff whipped cream (this takes several minutes, so be patient). Frost your completely cooled cake with a thick layer.


9 Comments on Snack Wedding Cake Recipe

  1. Foodiewife
    February 25, 2019 at 11:21 am (2 years ago)

    You hit all off my favorite flavors. Almond, yes almond! This cake looks so moist. Gotta pin this one for the next time I’m having a wedding cake craving!

  2. Vickie H.
    February 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Julie: you are SUCH a ROCK STAR! Thank you!!!

  3. Scarlet
    March 2, 2019 at 9:23 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds dreamy! Full of good simple ingredients that make for a delicious treat! Can’t wait to try it out.

  4. Julie Santee
    April 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I have to say that I didn’t think anything could top your gooey chocolate skillet cake recipe, but as it turns out, I was wrong! I finally made the snack wedding cake yesterday and it was absolutely divine. The frosting was over the top and well worth the extra time. This one’s a keeper, folks!

    • Julie Ruble
      April 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay!! I’m so glad you loved it as much as I did. Thanks for your kind words!

  5. Tricia Baldosser
    September 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Made this last night and it was AMAZING!!Everyone loved it…it was moist and the perfect amount of almond flavor. I will be making this again!! THANK YOU!!

    • Julie Ruble
      September 11, 2019 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that you loved it, Tricia! Thank you for letting me know!!

  6. Adela S
    November 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Made this today. Added some chopped strawberries and used buttermilk as I didn’t have heavy cream. Moist and flavorful. Easy and delicious!

    • Julie Ruble
      November 13, 2019 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Delicious additions! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


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