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My little kids love chiffon cakes—they are soft, light, fluffy, and simply pretty to look at. This decadent dessert is inspired by one of my family’s favorite Disney films: Lilo & Stitch!
Your tyke will have a blast indulging in this Stitch Chiffon Cake. So, gather your ingredients and get to work on this Experiment 626 cake for your kiddo’s next birthday party.
For more Disney fun, check out these Sorcerer Mickey Cupcakes:
Stitch Chiffon Cake
- Piping bags
- 6″ baking pan
- Bamboo skewer
- 8″ x 4″ tray
- Silicone cake pop mold (like this)
- Oval food cutter
- 5 egg yolks
- 7 1/2 Tbsps castor sugar, divided
- 4 Tbsps corn oil
- 5 Tbsps water
- 1 1/2 Tsps vanilla extract
- 1 Cup cake flour, sifted
- Green, blue, pink, and black food coloring
- 7 egg whites
- 1/4 Tsp cream of tartar
- Melted marshmallow or chocolate
The amount of food coloring needed to achieve the correct colors will vary on the type of food coloring used. Also, all cutting and baking needs to be done by an adult.
Prepare egg yolk batter. Whisk egg yolks with 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar until coloring is pale and light. Add in oil, water, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Then, add in sifted cake flour and whisk until there are no remaining lumps.
Divide the egg yolk batter into 5 bowls. Using the food coloring, create the following colors: light teal, pink, light blue, dark blue, and black.
Prepare egg white meringue. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until frothy. Then, gradually add in 5 tablespoons sugar, whisking until firm peaks form.
Divide meringue into 5 bowls. Using your food coloring, dye meringue the same colors as earlier.
Gently fold each meringue into the respective colored egg yolk batter until the coloring is even.
Transfer the teal and black batter into 2 piping bags. Snip a small hole, place the 6″ baking pan on its side, and pipe Stitch’s eyes onto the side. Bake at 320° F for 3 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and pour the light blue batter into the baking pan until it’s 70% full. Spoon a thin layer of batter over.
Bake the pan at 320° F for 15 minutes, then lower to 280° F for 20 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Pour the rest of the light blue batter onto the left side of a lined 8″ x 4″ tray and the pink batter onto the right side. Bake at 320° F for 15 minutes.
Bake the dark blue batter in the cavity of a silicone cake pop mold at 320° F for 12 minutes.
Invert the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely before removing.
To assemble the nose, trim off 2 sides of the dark blue cake pop and stick on using melted marshmallow or chocolate.
To make the ears, use a food cutter to cut 2 ovals from the pink and light blue sheet cake. Stack the pink and blue oval cakes together. Cut off a small triangle (top left and bottom right). Then, cut 2 more small ovals from the blue cake and stick onto the bottom on the pink side of the ears. Stick the ears onto the main cake using melted marshmallow or chocolate. Fasten with a toothpick.
Similarly, cut Stitch’s blue hair from leftover light blue sheet cake and stick onto the top of the cake using melted marshmallow or chocolate.