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Giant Totoro Donut

How to make a giant Totoro Donut cake.

food

Giant Totoro Donut

How to make a giant Totoro Donut cake.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 graham crackers
  • Store bought frosting
  • Green + black food coloring
  • Black frosting tube
  • White candy melts

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two donut pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, beating after each addition. Add in vanilla and combine.
  4. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with the dry.
  5. Divide batter between the two pans, then bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Cut graham crackers into diamonds for Totoro's ears. Frost with gray frosting, then sandwich between donut layers.
  7. Cut graham cracker into leaf shape, then frost with green frosting. Decorate with black icing to look like a leaf.
  8. Decorate remaining donut with frosting to resemble Totoro.