Tasty Max and Ruby Cake

Best Max and Ruby Cake Recipe In 10 Easy Steps

Last Updated on July 17, 2024

Hello everyone and welcome back to Ania Cooking Recipes! Today I am very happy to share a special Max and Ruby cake recipe that I can now please my children with. Oh, what a pity my mother didn’t cook this for me as a child.

Remember the Max and Ruby show? Of course, you remember, because it used to be one of the coolest children’s shows. What if I told you that it still exists today? It’s just that with a huge number of shows and cartoons, this is no longer the only option for children. But still, the show remains quite popular.

And I decided to prepare with you the best “Max and Ruby” cake and not just one, but 3 – for different occasions and in different ways. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a newbie, this step-by-step recipe will help you create a delicious cake that will wow your little ones and their friends.

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Classic Max and Ruby Cake

The Max and Ruby show originated from a series of children’s books by Rosemary Wells. The show’s charming simplicity and the loving relationship between the siblings have made it a timeless favorite. Max and Ruby-themed cake is always a hit at children’s parties because it brings the beloved characters to life in a delicious form.

I think it was from this show that my desire to cook began. After all, I dreamed of growing up and making a cake using the best Max and Ruby cake recipe. I remember wanting to invite friends, treat them, and have them praise me.

The picture has changed a little and now I am preparing this cake for my daughter and her friends are admiring it. But I think that’s great too.

Inspired by the classic episode where Max makes a cake for his grandmother, this cake is simple yet delightful.

Fun Facts: Did you know Max and Ruby’s grandma is voiced by Kay Hawtrey? And the show was first aired in 2002! These little trivia bits can make your baking experience even more enjoyable.
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Max and Ruby cake recipe

A classic vanilla layer cake, soft and fluffy, made with a blend of simple ingredients for a delightful homemade dessert. Perfect for any occasion and easily customizable with your favorite frosting and decorations.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic cake, homemade cake, Vanilla cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 370kcal

Equipment

  • 9-inch round cake pans
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Electric mixer
  • Spatula
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 375 g sugar
  • 250 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 ml milk
  • 12 g vanilla extract
  • 12 g baking powder
  • 2 g salt

Instructions

Preparation

  • Before I start working with the dough, I turn on the oven. I need a temperature of 350°F (175°C). To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, I grease the sides with butter and sprinkle a little flour on the bottom.
    Grease and flour the cake pan

Mixing

  • In a bowl, I whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • In another bowl, I cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
    Cream the butter and sugar
  • I add eggs to the second bowl. It is better to add them one at a time and mix each egg well.
  • And again, I pour everything from the first bowl into the second bowl. But I do this alternately with milk – that is, a little dry ingredients, then milk and pour out the rest. Finally, I stir in the vanilla.

Baking

  • I pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • After letting the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, I transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting and Assembling

  • I make my favorite buttercream frosting.
  • I frost the bottom layer, add the top layer, then frost the entire cake.
  • Decorating is the fun part! I get creative with different designs.
    Cake decoration

Notes

Download a printable recipe card for visual guidance.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g

Mud Max and Ruby Cake with Gummy Worms

This fun variation includes Oreo crumbs and gummy worms to resemble mud, perfect for kids who love the show’s mud cake theme.

All ingredients are the same as in the classic recipe, but you still need

  • 1 cup crushed Oreos
  • Gummy worms for decoration

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. First, I preheat my oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare the cake pans by greasing and flouring them.
  2. In one bowl, I combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, I cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. I gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with milk, and then stir in the vanilla.
  5. The batter goes into the prepared pans and bakes for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Once baked, I let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. After the cakes are cool, I spread a layer of chocolate frosting on the bottom layer and sprinkle with crushed Oreos.
  8. I place the second layer on top and frost the entire cake.
  9. To create a ‘muddy’ effect, I decorate with more crushed Oreos and gummy worms. The kids love this part!
Max and Ruby Cake Recipe with Gummy Worms
Image credit: Pinterest.com

Healthy Max and Ruby Cake Recipe

Try this recipe with reduced sugar, whole wheat flour, and natural food coloring for a healthier option.

Feel free to customize the cake with different flavors and fillings. For allergy-friendly options, I use gluten-free flour or dairy-free frosting.

I use a KitchenAid 5 Ultra Power Speed ​​Hand Mixer to mix ingredients. Bright and compact, it does everything very quickly.
Mix your ingredients
Image credit: Pinterest.com

Ingredients

  • 375 g whole wheat flour
  • 250 g coconut sugar
  • 250 g unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 big eggs
  • 250 ml almond milk
  • 10 g vanilla extract
  • 12 g baking powder
  • 2 g salt
  • natural food coloring

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. I begin by preheating my oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing and flouring the cake pans.
  2. In one bowl, I whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, I beat the coconut sugar and applesauce until well combined. I add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. I add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture alternately with almond milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Finally, I stir in the vanilla and natural food coloring.
  5. I pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. I let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. I make a healthy frosting using natural ingredients.
  8. I frost the bottom layer, add the top layer, and then frost the entire cake.
  9. For decorations, I use natural decorations, keeping it as healthy and colorful as possible.
Healthy Vax and Ruby cake
Image credit: Pinterest.com

Max and Ruby Cake Decorating Tips

To make your cake look like Max and Ruby, I love using character figurines, edible images, and themed decorations. I also get creative with different types of frosting, sprinkles, and other edible decorations.

Read also: Milk and Cardamom Gulab Jamun Cake

Max and Ruby Cake Serving

I serve the Max and Ruby cake with fresh fruit, ice cream, or a hot beverage like coffee or tea. For an extra special touch, you can create a Max and Ruby-themed party setting with decorations and tableware.

Storage and Leftovers

To keep your Max and Ruby Cake cake fresh, I store it in an airtight container. Leftover cake can also be frozen. I wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag. When ready to enjoy it again, I thaw it in the refrigerator.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy making these Max and Ruby cakes as much as I do. It’s a delightful way to bring a touch of childhood nostalgia to any celebration. Don’t forget to share your cake creations with me in the comments or on social media!

Share your Max and Ruby cake pictures on social media with #AniaCookingRecipes, and I might feature your creation in a future blog post! Happy baking, everyone!

FAQs

How can I make the Max and Ruby Cake ahead of time?

I bake the cake layers and freeze them. Thaw and decorate the day before the event.

What’s the best way to transport the Max and Ruby cake?

I use a sturdy cake box and keep it cool during transport.

Can I use fondant for the decorations?

Yes, fondant works great for detailed decorations.

How do I store the Max and Ruby cake to keep it moist?

I store it in an airtight container and keep it in a cool place.

Can I use store-bought frosting?

Absolutely, store-bought frosting can save time.

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