Hungry Hip-Hop: You the One I’m Lovin’ Pink Layer Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

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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  1. Hosting says:

    You put your heart in a part of a part that spreads apart Even though I forgave ya when you had a spark You try to act like something really big is missin Even though my name’s graffiti written on your kitten I love Black women always and disrespect ain’t the way Let’s start a family today Hip Hop hooray. There’s many hungry Hip Hoppers one reason Hip Hop’s Hip top today swerve what cha heard Cause I ain’t bailing no hey ain’t choppin no crops But still grownin ever day!

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