I’m a day behind on my Sweet Tooth Sunday post, but it’s only because I changed my mind last minute and created this funny, slightly gross, and cute summer cake for you all! I remember going to the public pool in my hometown and we had to get out of the water every 15 minutes so they could shock the pool because of some sort of bodily fluid..or solid! Sick! Since we’re in the midst of summer I thought making a funny cake about the situation would be perfect! The base is a low-fat vanilla cake, topped with blue frosting, sugar cookie life preserver, tube, beach ball, and swimmers.. one being the culprit of the Almond Joy surprises! I had so much fun making this cake and I hope you guys will too!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup Stevia (sugar substitute)
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
The only thing you won’t need from that recipe are the pretzel sticks! It makes a huge batch and you can freeze what you don’t use!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
28-30 drops of blue food coloring
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
3-4 Almond Joys (or any miniature candy bar that resembles poo! Haha)
*3 quart 13” by 9” cake pan – prefer to use glass so you can the edges and bottom and make sure it’s done.
*To make the life preservers I used a small glass and one of the ends to a pastry bag.
*If you’re not up for making the sugar cookie swimmers you can always use real dolls or Barbies, but it’s way more fun to be able to eat everything on the cake!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly butter a 3 quart 13” by 9” baking dish.
In a small sauce pan melt butter over low-medium heat. Add water and bring to a boil.
While waiting on butter mixture, combine flour, sugar, and Stevia in a large bowl.
Add beaten eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt and loosely stir together. Once butter mixture is boiling, slowly pour into batter. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to stir together until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The edges of the cake should be a light golden brown as well.
Place baking dish on a cooling rack to completely cool before frosting.
Since the oven is already warm, move onto your sugar cookies. Follow my instructions here to make your sugar cookie swimmers. I made an extra one in case one broke or I messed up while icing them.
(1.) To make the life preserver I used a small glass to cut out a circle. (2.) I took the end cap accessories from my pastry bag and used it to make a smaller circle cut-out within the first one. I made several once again in case I messed up the icing. To make the beach ball, I just rolled a small ball of dough together and then lightly flattened the bottom on the pan so it would cook all the way through but still have a round look. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. (3.) Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes. (4.) Place cookies on a cooling rack to cool about 10 minutes before icing them. Feel free to get as creative as you want!
To make the frosting:
Using an electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy.
Stir in vanilla extract and food coloring. Beat in powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat again until smooth.
Spread frosting onto cake or use a pastry bag with a star tip to get a ‘wave’ effect.
Add your Almond Joys, sugar cookie swimmers, and their accessories!