Leprechaun’s Top Hat Green Cherry Vanilla Cake
This festive hat hides a delicious cherry vanilla cake on the inside. This cake takes a little time, but it is a real show stopper!
Servings Prep Time
12-14slices of cake 45minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 3-5hours
Servings Prep Time
12-14slices of cake 45minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25minutes 3-5hours
Ingredients
Cake
Icing
Green Sugar
Golden Sugar
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 8 inch round cake pan and two 6 inch round cake pans. Fit parchment paper in the bottoms of all three cake pans.
  2. Steam kale and spinach until just wilted and then drain well.
  3. In a blender combine kale and spinach with the wet ingredients and blend until the vegetables are completely puréed.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Pour a thin layer of batter into the 8 inch cake pan and divide the remaining batter between the two 6 inch cake pans. Bake the 8 inch round for 20 minutes and the two 6 inch rounds for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.
  6. One the cake is cool it is time to assemble your hat! Place your 8 inch round down and cover in a thin layer of frosting (recipe below). Center your first 6 inch round on top of the 8 inch cake, frost the top and then stack your second 6 inch round cake directly on top of the other cake to create your basic hat shape. Completely frost the 6 inch rounds. Let the frosting set up for 15 minutes before adding a final coat of white frosting. Refrigerate overnight or until the frosting is set.
  7. Slowly add turmeric powder to 1/2 cup of white frosting until you get the desired shade of gold. Use the frosting to create a hat band around the base of your 6 inch cakes. Press golden sugar (recipe below) into golden frosting. Add a thin layer of white frosting to the top of the hat and the brim of the hat and sprinkle green sugar. To give your hat a jaunty look, add a little sprig of mint to the hat band!
White Frosting
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening with either a hand or stand mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a few tablespoons at a time until fully combined.
  3. Just before using, add one tablespoon of coconut milk to help the frosting spread more easily. Reserve 1/2 cup of frosting to tint with turmeric to create your golden hat band.
Green Sugar
  1. Combine water and spirulina. Slowly add this liquid to your sugar, stirring to combine, until you reach the desired color
  2. On a parchment lined baking sheet, spread your green sugar into a thin layer and allow to air dry for a few hours. If you want to save time, you can bake the sugar for 20 minutes in an oven set to it’s lowest temperature (about 200 degrees).
  3. When the sugar is completely dried out, crumble your sheet of sugar up, and store any leftover sugar in a clean dry container.
Gold Sugar
  1. Combine water and turmeric. Slowly add this liquid to your sugar, stirring to combine, until you reach the desired color
  2. On a parchment lined baking sheet, spread your gold sugar into a thin layer and allow to air dry for a few hours. If you want to save time, you can bake the sugar for 20 minutes in an oven set to it’s lowest temperature (about 200 degrees).
  3. When the sugar is completely dried out, crumble your sheet of sugar up, and store any leftover sugar in a clean dry container.