Sand Castle Cake
Lifestyle expert Maria Provenzano is in the kitchen baking an usual delicious chocolate cake with that kids will love.

Ingredients for Cake

  • Chocolate Cake; I used 2 8 inch rounds for this specific cake
  • 5 ice-cream cones with flat bottoms

Ingredients for Buttercream Icing

  • 1 cup unsalted butter; room temperature
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2-5- tablespoons whole milk; room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Sand

  • 2 cups ground graham crackers
  • 2 cups coconut, toasted and finely ground
  • White Candy Coating Chocolate
  • Candy Seashell mold


1. Buttercream Icing:
2. Beat the butter until it becomes light
3. Add in the powdered sugar and slowly begin to mix together
4. Add in the vanilla extract
5. With the mixer running (stand mixer or hand mixer works) add in a couple tablespoons of room temperature milk; add more if the frosting is too thick; you are looking for it to be spreadable and smooth
6. For the "sand"
7. Preheat oven to 350 degree
8. Place the coconut onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread it out so it is in an even layer
9. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until lightly toasted, and the color of sand you are looking for
10. Allow to cool
11. Place the graham crackers and the cooled toasted coconut into a food processor and process until it looks like sand!
12. White Chocolate Seashells:
13. Place the white candy coating chocolate in a bowl over a pot with simmering water, being sure the water isn't touching the bowl
14. Stir frequently until the chocolate has melted
15. Pour the chocolate into the clean candy molds
16. Tap on the counter to help the chocolate spread throughout the mold
17. Place in the fridge to harden
18. Once hardened, the chocolate can be removed from the mold
19. For the Cake
20. Place the cake on a cake stand
21. Apply the "crumb coat" which is a single layer of icing to hold down any crumbs
22. Place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes
23. Take the cake out, and immediately apply another clean layer of icing, smoothing it out with an off-set spatula to make it look clean
24. Use your hands to apply the "sand" around the sides of the cake
25. Cover the ice-cream cones with frosting, and coat them with sand
26. Place the ice-cream cones around the top of the cake
27. Cover the top of the cake that is still showing frosting with the "sand"
28. Place the white chocolate seashells around the cake as desired

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