Learn how to make your own Minecraft themed XBOX controller cake!
Recipes used in this video:
For the chocolate cake, we used this delicious cake recipe from Epicurious. We used the cake recipe almost exactly as stated except my kids do not like coffee so we substituted hot water for the hot brewed coffee.
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
My Swiss Meringue Buttercream is smooth and silky and not too sweet.
- 10 Egg Whites
- 3 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 8 sticks Unsalted Butter Softened
Place the egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl and place it over a pot filled with about 2 inches of of simmering water. Whisk frequently until it registers to 160 degrees.
Transfer the mixing bowl to a stand mixer and whip it on medium-high with the whisk attachment for 5-10 minutes until it reaches the stiff peak stage.
While the meringue is beating, cut up the butter into tbsp sized pieces.
Switch to the paddle attachment, turn on low, and slowly add the butter and vanilla.
Mix on medium high until you have a smooth buttercream consistency