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Grinch Designed Cake

It was only a matter of time before I made another Grinch Designed Cake. In this recipe I’m combining my love for baking and love for Christmas, and specifically, my love for the Grinch. I am using my regular Designed Swiss Roll recipe to make this Grinch Designed Cake. I filled the cake with layers of whipped cream and white chocolate peppermint pieces to add a delicious, festive touch.

Grinch Designed Cake | The Squeaky Mixer

Making Your Stencil

I am using edible markers to draw/ trace my stencil onto my parchment paper. It’s important to make sure that your parchment paper is cut to fit the inside of your pan perfectly. I am using an 8″ circle pan for this recipe. I placed my pan on top of my parchment paper then used an edible marker to trace my pan. Then I cut out my parchment paper from the circle I traced.

Now that my parchment paper fits my pan perfectly, I use my edible marker again to draw/ trace my image onto my prepared parchment paper. To trace the design onto your parchment paper, you can either print out the image you want to trace or trace it from a tablet screen. Whatever works best for you!

We are using our cake batter dyed different colors to then trace our design. I am using tipless piping bags to pipe my cake batter onto my parchment paper.

Grinch Designed Cake | The Squeaky Mixer
Grinch Designed Cake | The Squeaky Mixer

The two layers of cake underneath the Grinch-designed cake are undesigned layers of cake. This is because, well – no one will see them! So there is no point in making designs on your cake that will be covered with whipped cream and more cake on top ๐Ÿ™‚

Grinch Designed Cake | The Squeaky Mixer

While mixing the first half of the batter, the egg yolk mixture, youโ€™ll notice that the batter becomes very thick after sifting in the dry ingredients. This is totally normal. Donโ€™t panic. Simply use a whisk to mix this matter to get out any lumps.

Grinch Designed Cake | The Squeaky Mixer

Designed Cake Master Guide

For a more in depth explanation full of trips and tricks for mastering these designed sheet cakes, check out my Designed Sheet Cake Master Guide. I go through everything you need to know to make these cakes ๐Ÿ™‚

I want you all to have the MOST success making these cakes on your own. If you have any questions, I respond fastest here on my website so go ahead and drop any question you have here on this recipe and I will do my very best to answer them asap!


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Grinch Designed Cake

Recipe by Maddison Koutrouba –
5.0 from 7 votes


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  • 6 egg yolks

  • 4 Tbsp. sugar

  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 4 Tbsp. whole milk

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • 6 egg whites

  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar

  • 4 Tbsp. sugar

  • Whipped Cream Filling
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 5 Tbsp. confectioners sugar

  • dash salt

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2 cup peppermint chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8โ€ณ circular pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Draw or trace the grinchโ€™s face onto your parchment paper. Itโ€™s best to cut the parchment paper to fit the pan perfectly.
  • Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Keep the egg whites! We will need them later.
  • Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla to the egg yolk mixture and continue to whisk until fully combined.
  • Sift in the flour and cornstarch to the wet ingredients. Then whisk until the batter is nice and smooth.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, whisk the 6 egg whites until frothy. Slowly add in the vinegar and sugar while whipping up the egg whites.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is very important! Make sure the egg whites have formed stiff peaks before adding it to the batter in the next step.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter until everything is fully combined. Be careful not to over-mix at this step. If you over-mix, the egg whites will deflate and cause for runny, thin batter. Mix just until the egg whites are evenly distributed throughout.
  • Remove a few scoops of batter at a time and dye it red, green, black, yellow, and white for each part of the Grinch design. You only need to remove a small amount of each color but pay close attention to the design you’re tracing. You will need more green for the Grinch’s face than you would for the small yellow part of his eyes.
  • Place your colored batter into piping bags.
  • Pipe the black outline of the Grinch’s face onto the prepared pan.
  • Fill in the rest of the Grinch’s face, pipe his red hat, his yellow eyes, green face, etc. Once your design is made let it sit in the fridge for 5-8 minutes then pipe the uncolored batter on top to cover your design. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Once the designed cake has finished baking flip the cake out of the pan and peel the parchment paper off of the design as soon as it comes out of the pan. Use the remaining batter to bake two more layers of cake. Allow the cakes to cool completely. While the cakes cool, prepare the whipped cream.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, and whisk the cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks have formed and you have reached a whipped cream consistency.
  • Assemble the cake by placing a layer of cake (the undesigned cake) on the bottom, then pipe a layer of whipped cream. I added white chocolate peppermint chips throughout my layers as well, but this is optional. On top of the whipped cream place another layer of undesigned cake. Repeat this step then top the entire cake with the Grinch-designed cake.
  • Serve in the fridge until serving, enjoy!
  • This cake can be made ahead of time but is best enjoyed fresh. If you plan to make this ahead of time, be sure to seal the cake tightly in plastic wrap to keep it fresh.

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    1. Hi there – I am sorry about that!! This was a typo on my end and I apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. In step 4 there is no need to add any food dye. Just in step 7 when you create all the colors you need to make the Grinch’s faces & designs ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. How do you get the batter white (the part used the in the Santa hat)? Do you add a little purple food coloring? P.S. your cakes are amazing!!