I’m a fan of rappers that make songs for the ladies. 50 Cent’s song 21 Questions feat. Nate Dogg has a few lyrical gems including “Do you believe me when I tell you, You the one I’m lovin?” and one of my all-time favorite lyrics “I love you like a fat kid love cake.” Both lyrics inspired this Hungry Hip-Hop recipe, a love infused pink layer cake just in time for Valentine’s Day.
For the cake:
– 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Flour)
– 2 ½ cups sugar
– 1 cup vegetable shortening (I like Nutiva Organic Shortening)
– 1 ¾ cup milk
– 1 tbsp. plus 2 teas baking powder
– 1 tsp. salt
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 8 egg whites
– ¼ tsp. red food color
For marshmallow frosting:
– 1 ¼ cups sugar
– ½ cup light corn syrup
– 1/3 cup water
– 5 egg whites
– 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
Grease and flour three 9 inch round pans
In a large bowl add flour, sugar, shortening, milk, baking powder, salt, vanilla, eggs, and food coloring into a bowl. Beat ingredients on high speed for about 3 minutes scraping sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour batter equally into the 2 pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cakes in the pan for about 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool on a rack.
To make the frosting: heat sugar, corn syrup, and water until boiling, stir occasionally until sugar is melted. Continue to boil on low for 4-5 minutes without stirring.
Beat egg whites in a large bowl until you have soft peaks. Gradually beat in the syrup mixture. Continue beating until mix is glossy and peaks form again. (Takes about 5 minutes). Beat in vanilla.
Place 1 layer of the cake on plate and spread with frosting. Place second cake on top then frost the side and top of cake with the remaining frosting.
Be sure to enjoy cake with your boo <3
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