Food & Recipes

This Lumberjack Cake Is So Cool (And Surprisingly Easy To Make!)

This is awesome!

Plaid is the print of the season. But, it’s not just for blankets and clothing. Oh no, this plaid is a kind that you can eat.

Lumberjack cake features a plaid interior that looks so amazing, you may not want to eat it. OK, who am I kidding? It’s cake, after all, so of course, you’re going to want to eat it.

Thanks to the Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio YouTube channel, you can learn how to create a cake that features everyone’s favorite plaid print on the inside. So, finally, your food can match your flannel.

Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio

Despite being beautiful to look at, the cake surprisingly isn’t that hard to make. Of course, that’s partially because host and baker extraordinaire Jenn Johns explains every step so well in her tutorial.

As she describes, the cake doesn’t require all that many ingredients. Here’s everything you need to prepare.

Ingredients

1. Four round pre-made vanilla cakes (dyed red, black, and burgundy)

2. Chocolate and vanilla buttercream

3. Melted dark chocolate

4. Flake bars

If you’re feeling ambitious and want to make the required vanilla cakes from scratch, Johns has you covered there also. She has video instructions on how to make an easy homemade vanilla cake that you can refer to before getting started on the lumberjack cake.

Johns also offers a video guide as to how to properly frost a cake with buttercream if you’re still a newbie at that part of the baking process.

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary materials (and watched any essential tutorials), you can drive right into the cake-making process. Though Johns takes you through each step in detail in the above video, here’s a little summary of the procedure

Directions:

1. Cut the dyed vanilla cakes into four rings.

2. Alternate the black and burgundy rings and the red and burgundy rings to equal four different cake layers.

3. Attach cake layers to a cake board and fill each layer with black buttercream

4. Cover the top of the stacked cake with tan buttercream.

5.  Use a large serving fork to etch in the rings of the cake. Fill in the lines with chocolate buttercream.

5. Cover the sides with chocolate buttercream.

6. Trim Flake bars to the same height as the cake, and place around each side of the cake.

Finally, serve and enjoy!

Though there are some baking skills involved in making the lumberjack cake, it’s still a relatively simple process, considering you’re creating a plaid pattern out of cake. But it will be so worth it in the end! As long as you go slowly and take your time, you could really wow with this one. Not to mention, it looks absolutely delicious.

As Johns mentions in her directions on the YouTube video, this cake should be kept in a sealed container in the fridge. She also suggests that it’s best consumed within 2 to 3 days — which shouldn’t be a problem, considering how yummy it looks!

So what are you waiting for? Just follow along with the video, and in no time, you’ll be enjoying a checkered masterpiece with your friends and family.

Additional Reporting by Michelle Regalado.