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Recipe for Blueberry Doll Cake by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Blueberry Doll Cake by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Blueberry Doll Cake. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 3 hr to make this recipe. The Blueberry Doll Cake recipe should make enough food for 10 to 14 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Blueberry Doll Cake recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Blueberry Doll Cake recipe.

Ingredients for Blueberry Doll Cake

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for the pans
  • 4 cups plus 1 tablespoon (520 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 grams) heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups (450 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (225 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) unrefined coconut oil, soft but not melted
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups (210 grams) frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (70 grams) frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Food coloring and sprinkles, as desired, for decorating

Directions for Blueberry Doll Cake

  1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line the bottoms of three 8-inch cake pans with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 4 cups of the flour, the baking powder and cinnamon, then lightly stir in the salt; set aside. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the heavy cream and sour cream and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the granulated sugar, butter, coconut oil and lemon zest on medium high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extract, if using. Reduce the mixer to medium low and add the dry mixture and cream mixture in 3 alternating additions, mixing until just combined.
  4. Toss the frozen blueberries with the remaining tablespoon of flour and fold them into the batter (don’t rinse the blueberries). Distribute the batter evenly among the cake pans and spread it out evenly (don’t be alarmed if the frozen blueberries cause the cake batter to firm up, that’s ok!).
  5. Bake until the tops of the cakes are starting to brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs on it; begin checking for doneness at 33 minutes and try your darnedest not to let it over-bake. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the frosting: Combine the frozen blueberries with 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium, stirring and mashing occasionally with a rubber spatula, until the blueberries have broken down and released their juices, about 10 minutes. Strain the juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or measuring cup, using your rubber spatula to mash the blueberries and wring out any juices that they’re still holding onto. You should have around 3 tablespoons of liquid (if it’s much more than that, discard any excess or reserve it for another use).
  7. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, then mix in the heavy cream, vanilla, salt and blueberry juice until creamy.
  8. To decorate: Shaping this cake is easiest to do when the layers are cold. So if you have the time, wrap the cake layers in plastic wrap and freeze overnight or even up to a few weeks. (If you don’t have the time, it’s not the end of the world, just make sure the layers are fully cooled.) Use a sharp serrated knife to level the cake layers if they’re not totally flat on top and save the scraps in a large bowl. (If the cakes are frozen too solid to cut, you can let them thaw at room temp for a few minutes so they soften just slightly.)
  9. Place an 8- to 10-inch cardboard cake circle on a rotating cake wheel and add a small dollop of frosting to “glue” on the first layer. Add the first layer of cake, followed by a thin layer of frosting, another layer of cake, another thin layer of frosting and the third layer of cake. Use a thin knife to cut a hole down the center of the cake that’s just big enough for a Barbie doll. Try not to make the hole too big so that she doesn’t flop around. Shove her in! The cake will only come up to her thighs at this point but fear not, the rest will be filled in by cake scraps.
  10. Now it’s time to carve the cake. Use a serrated knife to slowly carve away the cake into the shape of a skirt. Start at the top and shave it off gradually, cutting away from yourself and down the bottom, transferring your scraps to the scrap bowl. Leave about 1 1/2 inches of uncarved cake all around the top to allow room to build up the remaining skirt with your scraps. This doesn’t need to be perfect AT ALL! Frosting will cover up any imperfections! Once you’ve got a general skirt shape, use your hands to mush up the scraps in the bowl. The frosting and the cake’s moisture should help them stick together into a dough-like consistency, but if they’re too dry, add a plop of frosting. Pack the cake dough firmly on top of the cake to build the skirt up to reach Barbie’s waist (or higher to be an empire waist! Or a low-rise waist! You are your own fashion designer!).
  11. Take a step back to look at the general shape of the skirt and make any adjustments you’d like: carve off some more for a slimmer skirt, add some Victorian-era dimension with some cake dough, etc.
  12. And then frost! Frost all over with thick swoops of frosting. Swirl in food coloring to create a groovy tie dye look, add sprinkles for a bedazzled look or get out your piping bags and pipe a whole lace wedding dress if that’s your vision.
  13. Enjoy!

Bakeware for your recipe

You will find below are bakeware items that could be needed for this Blueberry Doll Cake recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cake – Cake is a form of sweet food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked. In their oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.The most commonly used cake ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil or margarine, a liquid, and a leavening agent, such as baking soda or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied, or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves, nuts or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. There are countless cake recipes; some are bread-like, some are rich and elaborate, and many are centuries old. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur of cooks may bake a cake.
  • Blueberry – See textBlueberries are a widely distributed and widespread group of perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries and Madeira blueberries. Commercial blueberries—both wild (lowbush) and cultivated (highbush)—are all native to North America. The highbush varieties were introduced into Europe during the 1930s.Blueberries are usually prostrate shrubs that can vary in size from 10 centimeters (4 inches) to 4 meters (13 feet) in height. In commercial production of blueberries, the species with small, pea-size berries growing on low-level bushes are known as “lowbush blueberries” (synonymous with “wild”), while the species with larger berries growing on taller, cultivated bushes are known as “highbush blueberries”. Canada is the leading producer of lowbush blueberries, while the United States produces some 40% of the world supply of highbush blueberries.
  • Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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