Neapolitan is always Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla
And this time all of that goodness is baked into the best recipes for cake you will ever try!
Iced to perfection with vanilla buttercream, but don’t forget the fudge and strawberry filling too!
You will be surprised how light this cake is despite everything that is going on all at once!
This is a hefty building on recipes project since you do have to make 3 different cake recipes plus the buttercream and fudge icings
So this is not for the weak at heart since it will seem as if you are spending an eternity in the kitchen!
But I do break it all down for you below to take you step by step through the process to make it all easier!
Building on recipes is exactly as the name implies.
You will need to make several recipes to get to the final result
But with almost all of my recipes you can get them prepared way ahead of time so that the day you are ready to build the cake it will literally take you under an hour!
The cakes can be made days in advance and stored in the freezer or refrigerator wrapped airtight.
I almost always have batches of buttercream on hand in the refrigerator so for me, that part is always a breeze!
The fudge filling is another recipe that stays fresh stored for almost a month!
So there really are no excuses to making this cake!
Dare I say there is even time to make your own Vegan Sprinkles!
Ok, ok maybe I’m pushing my luck!
For more Strawberry Recipes click the links below!
If you are not up to measuring & mixing the scratch recipe for the vanilla & chocolate cakes, you can always use my Cake Mix Box Hack CLICK HERE *Just note you will ONLY NEED ½ Box each!
- ½ Recipe Vanilla Cake
- ½ Recipe Chocolate Cake
- ½ Recipe Strawberry Cake
- 1 Recipe Buttercream of your choice *I am using American style buttercream
- ¼ Recipe Fudge Icing OR ½ Recipe Ganache
- 2 Tablespoons Strawberry Compote OR additional strawberry powder for the buttercream flavoring
- Optional garnishes: I used sandwich cookies, strawberry halves and sprinkles
- Prepare your 8" cake pans with my professional bakery pan grease & parchment liners
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Prepare the cake batters as per the instructions on those recipes and then prepare the buttercream & fudge (or ganache).
- Assemble the cake as shown in the video tutorial
While the recipe links above direct you to HALF recipes of all the cakes to get just that one layer of cake needed for this Neapolitan Cake, I do recommend to just go ahead and mix the entire recipes!
You can freeze the excess baked layers for a project in the future or make the extra batter into cupcakes like I did for these awesome Strawberry Cupcakes!
If you do decide to cut the recipes in half be careful with your math on adjusting these recipes to 1/2 & 1/4!
This is where most people have recipe failures! Double check your math before measuring and mixing!