Candyland – Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored Buttercream

This cake is ideal to celebrate any birthday, be it 5 or 75 years. It will make everybody happy (except those who are detoxing 😉 ).

I baked this vanilla cake, it’s perfect for a two-layer 9 inch cake or a three-layer 8 inch cake. I added 100 g of Milka Caramel Cream Chocolate, roughly chopped, to the dough just before I divided the batter between the cake pans. It’s so so so delicious!
I wanted the buttercream orange coloured so I added the zest from one orange – just to tie the color to the flavor. Orange buttercream is not everyone’s cup of tea – if you know what I mean, so there is no harm in making the buttercream with for example vanilla instead of orange zest. Candyland - Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored ButtercreamCandyland - Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored ButtercreamCandyland - Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored ButtercreamFor decorations I melted Wilton Candy Melts in yellow and lime green (50/50) in a microwave oven and poured it on top of the cake. I then used mini marshmallows, Candy floss, POP Candy and various small candies from the candy bar to decorate the cake.
One thing I would like to mention is that the Candy floss deflates and collapses in a few hours (6-8) so you can’t decorate the cake with the Candy floss the day before it will be served. Just pop it on a few hours before serving 🙂

Now, here is the recipe for the buttercream:

  • 1 1/4 cup of soft butter
  • 5 cups icing sugar
  • Finely grated zest of one orange OR 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 drops of orange food coloring (our any other color you choose)

Method:

  • Cream the butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the icing sugar, about ½ cup at a time, until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add the zest OR the vanilla extract and the milk. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add color a little at a time until you achieve the shade you desire.Candyland - Vanilla Cake With Milka Chocolate & Orange Flavored ButtercreamEnjoy!

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