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Malibu Sunset Layer Cake
Malibu Sunset Layer Cake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup room temp milk
  • 1/2 cup Malibu coconut rum
  • 6 large room temp egg whites
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter , softened
Vanilla Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbs milk
Cherry Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup grenadine
  • Red food coloring
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
Pineapple Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Orange food coloring
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray and line 2 8" round cake pans with cooking spray and parchment paper.
  2. Mix together milk, Malibu, egg whites and extracts in bowl until blended well, set aside.
  3. Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and mix together with hand mixer.
  4. Add butter and continue beating until combined.
  5. Add in your milk mixture and beat until blended.
  6. Pour batter evenly between two cake pans.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes for until center is set and springs back when touched.
  8. Remove from oven to cool.
Vanilla Buttercream:
  1. In bowl add your butter and shortening and mix with hand mixture until light and fluffy, add in your vanilla and continue to mix.
  2. Add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time then add in milk until you reach desired consistency. Set aside.
Cherry Buttercream:
  1. In bowl add your butter and shortening and mix with hand mixture until light and fluffy, add in your grenadine and continue to mix.
  2. Add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time then add in more grenadine until you reach desired consistency add in your food coloring until desired color is reached. Set aside.
Pineapple Buttercream:
  1. In bowl add your butter and shortening and mix with hand mixture until light and fluffy, add in your pineapple juice and continue to mix.
  2. Add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time then add in milk until you reach desired consistency add in your food coloring until desired color is reached. Set aside.
To Assemble:
  1. On a turn table or cake stand layer one of your 8" cakes.
  2. Spread half of your vanilla buttercream over the top util about 1/2" from edge.
  3. Using a flat large ribbon tip pipe 1 cup or more of your cherry buttercream around bottom of cake, reserve remaining cherry buttercream.
  4. Again using the flat large ribbon tip pipe 1 cup or more of your pineapple buttercream around the top side of the cake, reserve remaining pineapple buttercream.
  5. Using a cake or bench scraper press edge against your cake and spin cake to blend the two frostings together until smooth.
  6. Add the remaining vanilla buttercream to the top of your cake and spread over and blend with the edge of your pineapple buttercream.
  7. Add the remaining cherry and pineapple buttercream to another piping bag fitted with a large open star tip, orange on one side and red on another and pipe some out until the two colors blend.
  8. Pipe swirls around top of your cake (You may have leftover frosting).
  9. Garnish with cherries and coconut flakes if desired.