Baking Hack: Rustic Layer Cake

This is the time of year the word HACK matters & this rustic feel with fresh flowers is worth SAVING.



  • Cutting Circle or something to make desired size rounds from the sheet cake
  • Baking Sheet
  • Cake Scraper


  1. Mix up cake mixes as instructed.
  2. Add Pascha White Chocolate Chips to the prepared cake batter and mix.
  3. Spray a baking sheet and line with parchment paper.
  4. Pour mixture into baking sheet.
  5. Tap sheet a few times on the counter to get the batter evenly distributed.
  6. Bake in the oven checking about halfway through suggested baking time.
  7. Continue to check in intervals until done then remove and let sit.
  8. Once cool you have a few choices – remove from pan by lifting parchment paper and slipping a board under immediately. You can flip over like a traditional cake or cut out the circles with-out removing the entire sheet.
  9. I chose to cut them in the pan and work from there.
  10. Place your cutting circle above the baking sheet cake and visualize how to cut out 3 layers.
  11. Begin to cut the 1st layer and place on the cake plate/turn table.
  12. Ice the top of the cake with a thick layer.
  13. Continue this until all three layers are done.
  14. Now apply icing to the sides of the cake in a thinner layer.
  15. Use a cake scraper to give it a rustic feel by going over and over again until look is achieved.
  16. Melt dark chocolate using a double boiler over medium low heat.
  17. Stirring constantly once the chocolate begins to melt.
  18. Once melted pour about 1 inch from the edge of the top layer spinning the cake to get a good coverage all around.
  19. Keep spinning to help chocolate roll down cake side to desired look then let the chocolate harden for a few minutes.
  20. Top with fresh flowers if using and enjoy!

Music by Pavel Bekirov

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