What could be more elegant than a black and gold drip cake? Black is the new trend in wedding decor. It’s seen on everything from dresses to cakes, so it makes sense that it would make an appearance on desserts too! Read this article for tips on how you can create your own black and gold-themed dessert.
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What are drip cakes?
Drip cakes are a relatively new trend in the world of desserts. They got their start on Instagram and have been growing in popularity ever since. So what are drip cakes? They are simply cakes that have a layer of frosting or glaze that runs down the sides, giving them a “dripping” effect. This is done by adding more frosting to the top of the cake than you would normally add, then tilting it slowly so the excess frosting can run off the sides.
How to make black and gold drip cakes
There are many ways to make a drip cake. You can use any type of cake or frosting that you like. The most important thing is to make sure that your frosting is thick enough to hold its shape when it’s poured over the cake. You don’t want it to run off the sides and get all over your countertop!
There are many recipes for black and gold drip cakes out there, but here are a few of our favorites:
Black Drip Cake Recipe:
- One chocolate devil’s food cake mix
- One cup of oil
- Three eggs
- One cup of water
- Two cups of powdered sugar
- Six tablespoons of cocoa powder
- One cup of butter softened
- Two teaspoons of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one or two nine-inch round pans. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oil, eggs, and water. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium for two minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake before frosting.
To make the frosting: Combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium for two minutes. Frost cooled cake as desired.
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Gold Drip Cake Recipe:
- One white devil’s food or angel food cake mix
- One cup of oil
- Three eggs
- One cup of water
- Two cups of powdered sugar (add one teaspoon yellow food coloring)
- Six tablespoons of cocoa powder (add six drops of red food coloring)
- One cup butter softened. Beat well with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract if desired. You can also add peppermint flavor for the holidays!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Grease and flour one or two nine-inch round pans. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium for two minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake before frosting.
To make the frosting: Combine powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and butter in a bowl. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium for two minutes. Frost cooled cake as desired.
Both of these recipes are simple and easy to follow, and they will give you beautiful black and gold drip cakes that are perfect for any elegant occasion! Whether you’re serving them at a wedding, birthday party, or even just a dinner party, these cakes will be sure to impress your guests! And if you’re worried about them being too difficult to create, don’t worry! We’ve got some great ideas for decorating the cakes in a way that looks professional without taking any extra time or effort.
Ideas for decorating your drip cakes
To decorate the drip cakes, you will need: a disposable piping bag fitted with number 22 tip (or any star-shaped nozzle), glitter sprinkles in gold and black, two to three large cups for mixing colors, parchment paper or wax paper squares cut into circles about one inch bigger than your pans so that they can serve as dollies on which to place your finished drip cakes when not serving them directly from the pan, an offset spatula if making both drips of each color at once.
First off, prepare all of your ingredients for whichever recipe you want first by following the directions above. Then prepare either chocolate buttercream frosting or vanilla buttercream frosting according to the recipes below. You’ll need about four cups of each frosting for one drip cake. Once your ingredients are prepared, pour both recipes into separate large bowls and mix them together to create a chocolate-vanilla swirl.
Dip the bottoms of two pans (one with wax paper over it) in water so that they don’t get stuck when you place them on top of the dolly squares. Pick up the first pan by its bottom edge using tongs or oven mitts. Place this pan onto your offset spatula or cardboard round if making only one color at once, then remove all but two inches from the disposable piping bag’s tip before filling it with half of your swirled vanilla/chocolate buttercream frosting mixture. To fill bags, simply twist to close and push the frosting down into the bag. Use a large spoon or spatula to fill your piping bags, then snip off any extra with scissors so that you have at least two inches of room in each tip for decorating later on.
Now it’s time to add some glittery gold sprinkles! Sprinkle them over the top of your cake while it is still wet, then let the frosting set for about 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy your beautiful black and gold drip cake!
The black and gold drip cake recipes in this blog post are perfect for any occasion. Drip cake is a timeless dessert that will never go out of style and these black and gold themed cakes will be sure to impress your guests. Whether you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate your next birthday party, need an elegant centerpiece idea, or just want some new drip cake recipe inspiration, we hope our collection has something for everyone! To see more from us visit Bourbon O today!