Narwhal Cake

 

A rich sea salt chocolate cake that is decorated to look like an adorable Narwhal using buttercream frosting, fondant and some candy melts.

Yield: Makes one 6-inch three layer cake

 

Things you'll need

Ingredients 
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Decorations 
  • White candy melts
  • Light blue frosting
  • Lollipop stick
  • Fondant: black, white, light blue and pink
  • 2 ½-inch teardrop cutter
  • Small circle cutter

Equipment

  • Three 6” inch round baking pans (Ro Baking Line by Wilton)
  • Ro’s Unicorn Horn Silicone Mold

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the three round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped dark chocolate and the coconut oil and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  4. Add the coconut milk, eggs and vanilla extract into the chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined.
  5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the chocolate mixture until no dry streaks remain. Do not over mix.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans and bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Let cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn out of the pans onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Level off the top of each cake with a cake leveler or a large serrated knife. 

Time to decorate!

  1. Stack the cakes with a thin layer of light blue buttercream frosting in between the layers.
  2. Crumb coat the cake with a thin layer of frosting. Refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes.
  3. Pipe light blue frosting around the cake and smooth with an offset spatula.
  4. Make the horn by melting the light blue candy melts and pouring it in the unicorn horn mold. Add a lollipop stick and let it set.
  5. For the eyes, cut out two black circles and add a two small white circles for the eyes' reflection. Make a thin strip of black fondant and place it on top of the eyes for more detail.
  6. For the cheeks, cut out two circles using the pink fondant.
  7. For the mouth, take your black fondant and roll a thin strip and curve it to form a "U" shape.
  8. Stick the unicorn horn on top of the cake and add the face details using the buttercream.

 

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch