Sofa Cake is very easy to make and has a lot of potential for many uses. It is a type of cake like a springform pan and becomes a pillow when fully baked.
The cake can be used as a decorative item in the home. It can be used as a cover for any leftover food or be eaten with drinks. Because of its versatility, this recipe is perfect for any occasion.
How to prepare Sofa Cake Recipe?
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 Servings
Difficulty of Recipe: Easy
Ingredients we need:
- Chopped Peanuts: 2 Cups
- Fresh cream: 4 Ounces
- Whipped creme: 2 1/2 Ounces
- Vanilla essence: 3 Teaspoons
- Powdered sugar: 1 Cup
- Chocolate Chips: 1/4 Cup
- Lemon juice: 1 Teaspoon
- Icing Sugar: 1/2 Cup for Garnish and Dusting the Cake, or it can be substituted with Powdered Sugar if the icing is too heavy.
Instructions for Sofa Cake Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a round pan or a loaf pan. The size depends on how big you want the sofa to be, so I recommend using a medium-sized pan.
Grease the bottom of the pan with butter or line it with parchment paper and then grease it with butter. If using parchment paper, make sure that the paper is long enough to come out of the sides as handles to remove your sofa cake from the pan easily.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well using a hand mixer until well blended and smooth. If you wish, add food coloring for your desired color. You might also add food coloring to your frosting.
Pour the mixture into the pan that you have prepared. If you are using a loaf pan, make sure to leave enough room at the top to place a dollop of frosting. If not, don’t worry about it because whenever you want to add more frosting, which is very easy as this recipe is also suitable for making buttercream or cream cheese icing, it won’t be hard for you to make tiny adjustments so that the cake doesn’t fall.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes until the top of the cake is golden brown. The darker the color of your sofa cake, the better looking it will be.
Let cool down and remove from pan.
If you are using a round pan, carefully take out the bottom part and replace the parchment paper you prepared in Step 1. Cook for about 40 more minutes for your sofa to be fully cooked. Once it is done, let cool down completely to room temperature.
If you are using a loaf pan, take out the sofa once it is done. If you want your sofa to be softer, let it rest for about an hour before placing a dollop of frosting on top, and then place it back in the oven for 15 more minutes at 350 degrees F.
Remove and let your sofa cake cool completely to room temperature. Frost the top and sides with the desired frosting when it is completely cool. If you choose to make buttercream or cream cheese icing, you can even add food coloring for the perfect color.
Dust your sofa with powdered sugar if you wish. If you don’t feel like using the powdered sugar, use whatever icing you prefer. Follow these directions below to make the chocolate sauce for your sofa cake.
Melt together 2 cups of chopped peanuts in a saucepan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice until well blended. Add more chopped nuts for texture, if desired.
Frost your sofa cake and add the chocolate sauce that you have made. Now you have a fancy sofa cake. If you want it to be sweeter, feel free to add more sugar to the chocolate sauce. If you want it to be saltier, add more peanuts and salt to the saucepan.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to seating a sofa cake on its legs but what is fun about this dessert is that there isn’t any process involved. You can seat it wherever and however that you want. If you are making a sofa cake for someone special, this is the best recipe.
Nutritional Facts for 100 Grams Per 1 Cup Serving of Sofa Cake Recipe:
|Vitamin D||0.4 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||0.1 mcg|
|Folate (DV)||120 mcg|
|Folic Acid||20 mcg|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Calcium Pantothenate (DV)||2.7mg|
What is the best way to remove the sofa cake from a round pan?
First, try to lift one of the handles underneath at the sides of your round pan and remove it by pulling gently. If you can’t reach it, use a small curved spoon at both ends to lift it out. Once you can pull it out, use something that has a flat surface to slide it off carefully.
What if I don’t want my sofa cake so dark in color?
It’s ok if your sofa cake is not super-dark because this recipe is suitable for making buttercream or cream cheese icing. If you want your sofa cake to be more white, you can even add more frosting to make it lighter.
Do I have to refrigerate my sofa after removing it from the pan?
No, do not refrigerate your couch! If you do so, the moisture from your cake will produce condensation, which will not allow the next layer of icing or buttercream to stay on.
So instead, monitor that your sofa is completely cool and leave the toppings on for about an hour, then place it back in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. You see, it is a very easy recipe.
What can I use as frosting?
You can use any frosting that you prefer. This recipe is good for buttercream or cream cheese icing.
If you love this recipe, I’m sure your family and friends will also love it. Don’t forget to share this recipe with them! You will find all of my recipes on my website to help them make the best dessert for their family and friends.
Bye for now and have a great time eating.