Well, there are some part of a Christmas celebration which just don’t change, especially the traditional Christmas cake. So, Christmas celebrations complete without this classic treat on the table. For this Christmas, celebrate it, with children favorite’s Santa Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
The secret is to prepare and weigh all the ingredients, and line the tin before you start any mixing. Despite the weather, the Santa Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting will make you day.
1 box vanilla cake mix
Frosting and decoration
3/4 c. (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
Red gel food coloring
3 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
Cornstarch, for work surface
Gold food coloring spray
Initially prepare cake mix and bake in a 9- by 13-inch pan according to the package directions. Make the frosting and decorate: Beat butter and cream cheese on low speed with an electric mixer until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase mixer speed to medium and gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer 1 cup frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large flat tip. Tint remaining frosting red and use to frost sides and top of cake. Refrigerate cake until no longer tacky, 5 to 10 minutes.
Pipe a 3-inch-wide strip, lengthwise, down the center of the cake with white frosting. Place 2 wafer cookies on top half and 1 on bottom for buttons.
Lightly dust a work surface with cornstarch and roll out white fondant. Cut into a 3-inch square. Using a small square cookie cutter or paring knife, cut out center to make a belt buckle. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and spray with gold spray; let dry, 8 to 10 minutes.
Roll black fondant into a 9- by 3-inch rectangle and place on cake between buttons. Top with belt buckle.