Minecraft is huge in my house. My kids and husband are (slightly) addicted. All they talk about over dinner is what they’re building and how to make whatever. It’s not my favorite topic but if they are happy, I am happy.
James wanted a Minecraft-themed party, which meant we had to have a Minecraft cake! But I can’t do complicated cakes, so I needed to find a way to simplify any one of those fantastic cakes I saw on Pinterest.
First I tried chocolate cake, but the cake fell apart too easily. My sister suggested Rice Krispies, but James wanted chocolate so I tried again with brownies and that worked perfectly!
- 2 boxes brownie mix + everything you need to make both boxes (plus 1 extra egg per box!)
- 2 tubs frosting - one chocolate, one vanilla
- Green gel food coloring
- (Also, foil zippered baggies and a frosting knife.)
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Adding 1 extra egg per package, prepare the brownie mix as directed.
- Line two square baking dishes with foil (leaving 2 inches over the edge on two sides) and thinly coat with cooking spray.
- Put half of the batter in each baking dish.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Using the foil 'handles' pull the cake out of the dish.
- Remove from foil and place in freezer. (I wrapped mine in saran wrap before putting them in the freezer, but I don't know how necessary that is.)
- Trim the edges so you have clean squares (make sure they are the same size!).
- Putting a thick layer of frosting between the two brownie squares, stack them together.
- Coat the bottom ⅔ of the cake with the chocolate frosting (dirt).
- Mix the green gel coloring into the vanilla frosting.
- Coat the top ⅓ of the cake with the green frosting (grass).
- Serve and enjoy!
Topping the Minecraft Cake with ‘grass’ is time-consuming and tedious, but so worth it in the end. James loved his cake and I had lots of compliments on it!
Don’t forget the TNT party favor boxes!