Easy Surprise Batman Cake + Playdate

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.

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We are in for a long weekend in US plus a Surprise Batman Cake and a fun playdate. But, before we talk about all the great plans I have for today, let me tell you about the fun playdate we had a few weeks ago. It was a blast for the children who played with their new LEGO sets and they were super excited to get into the Surprise Batman Cake that they just couldn’t keep their tiny hands off.

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.And the three friends, from left to right: Sebastian, Ana and Luca! They where so excited and happy to play with the LEGO Super Heroes and Juniors Sets. I was also very impressed with the level of detail in these LEGO building sets. Sebastian recognized Spider Man into his, and said that we should open it right away and play. Luca and Ana loved the Batman set, and Luca was recruiting us into being the villains so he can be Batman and save the world.

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.They love spending time together and they love playing with LEGO. As parents we highly support this activity and encourage them as this makes them be mindful with each other, share, work together and use their imagination.

As children play, they grow confident in their ability to bring stories and ideas to life. LEGO® Super Heroes is a perfect way to introduce the entire family to the land of make-believe & open-ended play. With something for every age, you are never too young or too much of an adult to build your own version of a superhero with LEGO bricks. What special power does everyone in the family wish they had? Luca was head over heels over his Batman set and Sebastian was so excited to play with his.

LEGO® JUNIORS delivers fun, age-appropriate building sets with easy-to-follow building instructions, colorful photos and playful guidance to help to ensure a smooth transition to independent building. Quick start elements and modular bricks, such as walls and archways, facilitate easy builds—giving children out-of-the-box success. Storytelling and creative play is inspired by a variety of iconic themes.

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.The Surprise Batman Cake was a hit too, when my friend told Luca that there will be a Surprise Batman Cake at the playdate he said “I want to eat a whole slice and MORE” 🙂 and more he ate, actually they all did. I just want to say that this is a great cake for a playdate. Its very easy to make, and the children will love it.

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.Tips and Tricks to make the best Surprise Batman Cake:

  • If you are having trouble cutting the Batman shapes, I know sometimes the ears can break when using some Batman cookie cutters, I recommend putting the black cake in the freezer for 30-40 minutes so it hardens, also spraying the cookie cutter with baking spray will help as well
  • When adding the lemon batter over the Batman shapes, make sure you don’t add too much, it just needs to cover the shapes, and not to overflow from the pan when baking
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  • You can play with the flavors, you can skip the lemon and add vanilla extract
  • You can make the cake using a different shape or color as well

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.Don’t forget the cake, the cake will make the party boom! Just look at these happy faces, now I know how to throw a fun playdate, that will keep the kids busy and happy and the parents will get a chance to chit chat and drink some coffee with a slice of pound cake. You can totally cover the pound cake in frosting if you want, I just wanted a simple cake, that is easy to make and also tastes great.Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.Tools/Ingredients that I used to make the Batman Cake:

  • Loaf Pan – love this pan, it cleans so well and it’s very durable
  • Batman Cookie Cutter – this is a fun one, it can be used to make Batman cookies, cut into fondant or even make Batman toast
  • Gel Food Coloring – I like having a range of colors of hand for when I bake something fun, gel food coloring is the best as it doesn’t add extra moisture to the batter or frosting
  • See after the recipe card how I have arranged the batman cut outs
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This lemon vanilla loaf surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • Batman Shape:
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened + more for buttering the pans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • black food coloring gel
  • Lemon Cake:
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened + more for buttering the pans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Batman Shape:
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Butter a half 13x9 inch pan and set side.
  4. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
  7. Add heavy cream, oil, vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, mix on medium-high for one minute. Add the black food coloring gel, as much as needed, until you achieve the shade of black you want. Mix until well combined.
  8. Pour batter into prepared half sheet pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, a tooth stick inserted into the center of the cake must come clean.
  9. Remove cake from oven and set aside to chill. Once chilled, using a batman cookie cutter, cut batman shapes from the black cake and set aside. For better results refrigerate the Batman shapes for one hour, this will help maintaining their shape under the pressure of the Lemon Cake Batter. You can even freeze them for 30 minutes.
  10. Lemon Cake:
  11. Preheat oven to 350F.
  12. Butter a 9 inch loaf pan and set side.
  13. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  14. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
  16. Add heavy cream, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and eggs one at a time, mix on medium-high for one minute, until well combined.
  17. In a buttered loaf pan, pour ⅓ on the lemon batter on the bottom of the pan. Start stacking the batman shapes one inch from the front of the pan, stack them thru the length until the end of the loaf pan (see picture at the end of the post). Carefully, pour the remaining batter over the batman shapes and transfer to the oven.
  18. Bake for 25-30 minutes, a tooth stick inserted into the center of the cake must come clean.
  19. Once baked, remove from oven, let it chill, sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.

Lemon vanilla loaf Surprise Batman Cake is perfect for playdates, fun, playful, soft and flavorful, kids and parents will enjoy it equally.

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