How to make a real Minecraft Cake!

January 13, 2012

This week on Feast of Fiction, we’re treated to a fantastic jaunt through the creation of a perfectly awesome and perfectly tastical real-world Minecraft cake.

Granted, it’s a little bit more involved than the old milk milk milk, sugar egg sugar, wheat wheat wheat. But it churns out something that’s more than worthy of your pixelated tastebuds.

Check it.

Minecraft Cake from Minecraft!



  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tubs of Cream Cheese frosting


  1. Combine flour, baking soda, sugar in a bowl and mix together
  2. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder with food coloring, whisk until a thick paste
  3. Pour the flour, baking soda, sugar combination into a large mixing bowl
  4. Add melted butter
  5. Beat on medium to high until combined
  6. Add in eggs while mixing
  7. Add in buttermilk, vanilla extract, and red cocoa paste.
  8. Add paste until desired color is achieved
  9. Prepare two 8×8 inch pans by pouring a bit of oil and then spreading around with a napkin or paper towel
  10. Add in some flour and spread around until the pan is coated
  11. Pour cake batter into pans
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  13. Bake cakes for ~30 minutes
  14. To create a layered cake, cut each cake in half with a cake leveler
  15. Stack each cake with a layer of frosting in between
  16. Apply frosting to whole cake when finished layering



  • 1 box of rolled Fondant
  • Gel food coloring (red and brown)
  • Crisco, or shortening


  1. Remove fondant from packaging
  2. Cover the surface of your working area and your hands with Crisco/shortening
  3. Knead fondant until soft
  4. To color, apply food coloring to fondant and knead until color is evenly spread (create a larger amount for brown to cover the cake, smaller for red)
  5. Apply crisco/shortening to rolling baton
  6. Roll out brown fondant to size of cake, leaving a few inches on each side
  7. Wrap fondant back up onto rolling baton
  8. Apply fondant to cake
  9. Flatten sides, cut off excess with a pizza cutter
  10. Cut out white trimming and apply to cake with dabs of water
  11. Cut out red squares and apply to top of cake
  12. Optional: dress the sides of the cake with frosting to cover up imperfections
  13. Cut into sixths and enjoy!

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