So, who wants to get into a lengthy discussion about feminism and video games? No? What about video games and fat shaming? Oh right, it’s not that kind of blog. In fact, I think the most political thing I’ve ever written on here is that I don’t really like liver and onions. Yeah that’s right, I said it! So instead of discussing the intense political commentary of organ meat, let’s focus on the Slice of Cake from Fat Princess.
If you’ve never played it before, Fat Princess is basically just a variation of capture the flag. The red princess is named Princess Plump (and she’s really more pink than red) and the blue princess is named Princess Muffintop. That’s not really relevant to anything, I just think both of those names are funny. Does that make me a terrible anti-feminist person? Probably??
Once again, I’d really just rather talk about cake because I’m not an expert on videos games, capture the flag, feminism or fat shaming. Not to say that I’m an expert on cake either. But, I have eaten and made a lot of cake, so I think that gives me some level of expertise. At least as far as recreating the cake from Fat Princess goes.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 2/3 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
- 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. With a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Next add the eggs, mixing well as you go. Then, add the vanilla extract. Finally, slowly add the milk until combined, but don’t over mix. Now slowly add in the flour mixture until there are no big lumps left. Evenly divide the cake into the two cake pans and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 5-10 minutes and remove from the pan to fully cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Make sure the butter is at room temperature before you start. In a stand mixer whip the butter for about 5 minutes. Then slowly, and on lower speed, add the powdered sugar. Continue adding until all the powdered sugar is well incorporated. Next, add the vanilla extract. Finally add the heavy cream and beat on medium-high for several minutes until everything is well combined and easy to spread on the cake and pipe. Ice the cake and add the decorative flair with a piping bag. Top with cherries.
Wow, it actually kind of looks like the thing I wanted it to be! And it tasted really good too. No joke, I ate two slices of cake after dinner, then I had another slice of cake the next day for breakfast. What? You have a cake doughnut with coffee and that’s breakfast but when you eat cake with coffee you’re some sort of deviant? Also, 3 slices of cake within 12 hours seems like a lot. Oh crap, does that make ME the Fat Princess?!?
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Slice of Cake from: Fat Princess for Playstation 3