Item# WLPROJ-8219

Christmas Reindeer Cake

Item No. WLPROJ-8219
Amount
Serves 12
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
3 hr 45 min

Impress your family and friends with this adorable reindeer cake. Made with rich chocolate cake and frosted with sweet chocolate buttercream, this cute reindeer cake tastes as good as it looks!

Ingredients

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Cake Ingredients

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  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Clear Imitation Vanilla Extract, 2 oz.
  • 1 cup sour cream

Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients

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  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Buttercream Ingredients

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  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons milk, heavy cream or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure or imitation)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

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