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Surprise Batman Cake

Surprise Batman Cake

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Surprise Batman Cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 475 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Batman Shape:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter softened + more for buttering the pans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • black food coloring gel

Lemon Cake:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter softened + more for buttering the pans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions

Batman Shape:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Butter a half 13x9 inch pan and set side.
  3. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Lemon Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set side.

  3. In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, whisk softened butter on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add dry ingredients and combine with butter for 30-40 seconds.
  6. Add heavy cream, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and eggs one at a time, mix on medium-high for one minute, until well combined.
  7. In a buttered loaf pan, pour 1/3 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.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, a tooth stick inserted into the center of the cake must come clean.
  9. Once baked, remove from oven, let it chill, sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Surprise Batman Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Potassium 304mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 51g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 15.1%
Iron 20.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.