420 Strawberry Basil Tier Cake

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Ingredients

Strawberry Cake

  • 2 Boxes Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 Cup Magical vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup finely chopped strawberries

Medicated Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup of water
  • 1 Cup of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of basil paste

Infused Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • 5 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 Stick MagicalButter, chilled and cubed
  • 8oz Egg whites
  • 16oz Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

How To

Strawberry Cake

  • In a large bowl, whisk all cake ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • After mixing, pour you batter into 6 sprayed 6″ pans and bake for 30 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Check with a toothpick before the 30 minutes to make sure cake is cooking correctly.

Medicated Basil Simple Syrup

  • Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of basil paste to the pot and stir well. Remove from heat after mixing, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Straining the basil out of the syrup.

Infused Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.
  • Place bowl over a pot with 1-2″ of simmering water and whisk constantly until the mixture is hot and no longer grainy to the touch or reads 160º Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer (approx. 3mins)
  • Place bowl on your stand mixer and whisk on med-high until the meringue is stiff and cooled.
  • Slowly add cubed butter and mix until smooth.
  • Add flavorings as desired whip until smooth.