DIY: Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake

26
Feb
2013

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

I’ve pinned this Pumpkin Peekaboo cake from She Knows back in November and intended on making it for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas and yea, it never happened. I was trying to think of a neat treat for St. Patrick’s Day and the peekaboo cake sprang to mind. So here is my version of the cake all greened up for St. Pat’s Day.

You’ll need:

  • 1 9×5 loaf pan
  • Your favorite vanilla pound cake recipe x 2
  • Green food coloring
  • Shamrock cookie cutter

Start out making one batch of your favorite vanilla pound cake. Or you can use a box mix. After your done mixing it, add green food color. I added about 1 tsp of green food color paste to my batter because I wanted it to be a nice dark and bright green.

Bake the pound cake as directed but cut off the baking time by about 10 mins.

When it’s done, let it cool in the pan for 15 mins then remove and let the loaf completely cool to room temperature.

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

Once it’s completely cool, cut it into slices the width of your cookie cutter.

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

Check out that green!

Take your shamrock cookie cutter and press it into a slice of cake.

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

I bought this cookie cutter at Michaels.

Do this to each slice. Then eat the leftover pieces.

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

Ok you don’t HAVE to eat the leftover pieces. Save them to later to use for cake balls.

Put the shamrock pieces in the freezer for about 10 mins. While they are in the freezer, make up another batch of vanilla pound cake and clean your loaf pan.

Once you’ve prepped your loaf pan, pour a little bit of vanilla cake batter into the pan. About 1/2″. Then place each shamrock into the cake pan like so:

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

In hindsight, I can say that my shamrocks were spaced too far apart. I should have put them closer together. Learn from my mistakes. :)

Then gently spoon in the remaining vanilla pound cake batter. You will have extra because the shamrocks are taking up space. So you can save it for later or make yourself a pound cake cupcake.

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

Bake according to your recipes directions. Take it out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for 15 mins. Then remove and let cool completely before cutting.

And VIOLA!

Them there’s a shamrock in that cake!

Peekaboo Shamrock Pound Cake tutorial

What a great treat to add to your kids school lunch! Or as an afternoon snack? Or for the adults, how about making a drizzly chocolate sauce kicked up with some whiskey. Or topping with a Bailey’s whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles?

However you tszuj it up, I hope it brings you luck!

10 Comments
  1. So excited Michales had the shamrock no one else did Im making these today as a surprise for my neices bday Going to make easter ones too

    Reply
    1
    • Awesome!! Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

      Reply
      1
  2. I love the way you say to eat the left over cake pieces before continuing to make the cake…..lol. This is so cute and so clever. What a great idea that can be used in so many different ways. I love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Reply
    2
    • Thanks Catherine! The extra bits always taste best, don’t they? Why is that? :D

      Reply
      2
  3. Omg! Super cute! My kids would love this!

    Reply
    3

Leave a Reply