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Iron Man Cake

For when your little Superhero wants to be Iron Man when he grows up!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Author: Lisa@mummymade.it

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

    Iron Man Cake

    • Orange Sheet Cake
    • Chocolate Ganache Frosting
    • Raspberry Cream
    • Raspberry Jelly sheet
    • Orange Jelly Sheet
    • Blueberry Jelly Sheet

    Orange Sheet Cake

    • 6 Eggs separated (best at room temperature)
    • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
    • 1/3 Cup Milk of Choice
    • 1/3 Cup Orange Juice
    • Zest of 1 Orange
    • 3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
    • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder

    Chocolate Ganache Frosting

    • 2/3 Cup Coconut Cream the thickened cream from a can of coconut cream left in the fridge overnight
    • 1/2 Cup sifted Cocoa
    • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

    Raspberry Cream

    • 200 grams Raspberries frozen or fresh
    • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup optional
    • 1 Tablespoon Water
    • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Cream the thickened cream from a can of coconut cream left in the fridge overnight
    • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
    • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

    Raspberry Jelly sheet

    • 1 Cup Raspberry puree blend fresh/frozen raspberries then measure
    • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    • 3 tablespoons Gelatine

    Orange Jelly Sheet

    • 1 Cup strained Orange Juice
    • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    • 3 tablespoons Gelatine

    Blueberry Jelly Sheet

    • 1/3 Cup Blueberry puree blend fresh/frozen blueberries then measure
    • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
    • 1 Tablespoon Gelatine

    Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS

      Iron Man Cake

      • Using a cake board/flat tray etc (I made my cake on a board then transferred it to a plastic wrapped Iron Man book before serving) place a cut out cake piece on the board.
      • Cover the cake with 1/2 the Ganache and then use the left over cake pieces to make a 2nd layer (see the above photo- it will look like a jigsaw puzzle!). Cover this layer with the remaining ganache and place the last cake layer on top.
      • Cover the cake in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a minimum 30 minutes (longer is ok but allow time to defrost before serving). Freezing the cake helps to set the layers and stops the ganache leaking out into the cream icing.
      • Remove the cake from the freezer and frost with the Raspberry Cream; covering the top and sides of the cake.
      • Gently place the cut red jelly layer on top of the frosted cake. Place the cut yellow and blue/black layers on top, making sure to use the template as your guide.
      • Place the cake in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (but up to 1 day) before serving. Keep the cake refrigerated between serves.

      Orange Sheet Cake

      • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line and grease a 32cm x 27cm baking tray (a similar size will be fine. Just make sure you'll be able to cut at least 2 Iron Man templates out. The 3rd template will be made from the left over cake).
      • Place the egg whites into the clean bowl of a kitchen stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk the egg whites on medium/high until soft peaks form.
      • Slowly add the maple syrup, 1 tablespoon at a time, until large peaks have formed. Continue whisking on medium/high and add the vanilla extract.
      • Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Only add the next yolk when the previous one has been fully incorporated.
      • Whilst still whisking, pour the milk, juice and zest into the egg mixture.
      • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the coconut flour and baking powder together. Ensure that the coconut flour has no lumps in it.
      • Turn the whisk to low and add the flour mixture. (If you keep it on high then you will most likely end up wearing the flour).
      • Once incorporated, return the whisk speed to medium/high to fully mix all the ingredients.
      • Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 18 minutes, or until cooked through.
      • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tray.
      • Once cooled, remove the cake from the tray and place the template over 1 side of the cake. Cut out the template, and then repeat on the other side of the cake (this should result in 2 full templates). Keep the left over pieces to be used to 'construct' the 3rd layer of the cake.

      Chocolate Ganache Frosting

      • Put the cream, vanilla and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until it has combined and is in a liquid state (you don't want it to boil- just be warm).
      • Remove from the heat and sift in the cocoa, stirring until combined and smooth. Put it in the fridge (or freezer if you are rushed for time) until it reaches the right spreadable consistency (5-30 minutes depending on how hot the cream got). It can be spread, piped etc.

      Raspberry Cream

      • Place the raspberries, maple syrup and water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
      • Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 min; or until thickened (it will have the consistency of jam). Allow the mixture to cool.
      • Into the bowl of a kitchen stand mixer, scoop the thickened cream from the can discarding the watery remains. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and whisk on high until thick and combined.
      • Add the raspberry mixture and whisk on medium/high until combined. Place the Raspberry Cream in the fridge to thicken for at least 1 hour before using.

      Raspberry Jelly Sheet

      • Using the template for the Iron Man face as a guide, line a tray/dish that is big enough to fit the entire face template on.
      • Blend fresh/frozen raspberries and measure 1 cup of pulp/juice.
      • Bring raspberries to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once boiling, add the lemon juice and take off the heat. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
      • Add gelatine to the juice, 1 tablespoon at a time whisking well after each addition.
      • Add gelatine slowly and ensure it is whisked in to remove any lumps.
      • Pour into the prepared tray and allow to cool for at least 1 hour, or until the jelly has set (it will be like a thick roll up).
      • Once set, place the Iron Man face template over the jelly and cut out the face. Store the piece in the fridge until needed.

      Orange Jelly Sheet

      • Using the template for the Iron Man face as a guide, line a tray/dish that is big enough to fit the yellow pieces needed. (Refer to photo for the pieces that are yellow)
      • Juice and strain 1 cup of fresh juice (I used oranges)
      • Bring juice to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once boiling, add the lemon juice and take off the heat. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
      • Add gelatine to the juice, 1 tablespoon at a time whisking well after each addition.
      • Add gelatine slowly and ensure it is whisked in to remove any lumps.
      • Pour into the prepared tray and allow to cool for at least 1 hour, or until the jelly has set (it will be like a thick roll up).
      • Once set, place the yellow template pieces over the jelly and cut out the pieces. Store the pieces in the fridge until needed.

      Blueberry Jelly Sheet

      • Using the template for the Iron Man face as a guide, line a tray/dish that is big enough to fit the eye section on.
      • Blend fresh/frozen blueberries and measure 1/3 cup of pulp/juice.
      • Bring blueberries to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once boiling, add the lemon juice and take off the heat. Allow to cool for 3 minutes.
      • Add gelatine to the juice, 1 teaspoon at a time whisking well after each addition.
      • Add gelatine slowly and ensure it is whisked in to remove any lumps.
      • Pour into the prepared tray and allow to cool for at least 1 hour, or until the jelly has set (it will be like a thick roll up).
      • Once set, place the Iron Man eye section template over the jelly and cut out. Store the piece in the fridge until needed.