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Fondant “Icing Friendly” cake

8th March 2010

Fondant “Icing Friendly” cake

posted in Cakes, How to make fondant |

Fondnat friendly cake to complete my Fondant Recipe

I get many great comments on my fondant recipe, and one of the questions I’m being frequently asked is what kind of cake to use as the base cake.
Well, there’re hundreds of recipes that can be used as base cake for the fondant recipe, all having the right mass and moist texture needed to support the fondant icing, but here’s the recipe for a cake you can’t fail with. I call it “Fondant icing friendly cake:)
(In addition, due to its firm body it’s a perfect cake for tiered designs)

Fondant Icing Cake’s Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of butter
  • 2 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Almonds Extract (I’m using the almonds extract but you can easily replace it with pure vanilla extract or any other flavor you like)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Fondant Icing Cake’s Preparations:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs one at a time, keep mixing until all eggs are added
  • Add the almonds flavorings to the mix, followed by the flour with baking powder and salt
  • Add flour mixture alternately with milk, starting with the flour
  • Spray pans with vegetable pan spray and pour in the mix
  • Bake until a wooden skewer comes out clean (I rather use a skewer rather than a toothpick after I burnt my hands several times using a short toothpick…)
  • Cool for ten minutes in the pans, and the cake is ready for you to loosen the sides and remove the pans
  • Let the cake cool completely before you start the fondant icing

This recipe makes around 8 cups of batter which will give you two 8″ round cakes. (The amount of fondant you get by following my fondant recipe is enough to cover two 8” cakes with a little fondant left for decorations)

Base cake for fondant icing

Base cake for fondant icing


Bast cake for Fondant Icing

Bast cake for Fondant Icing

I hope that this recipe will encourage you to try my fondant recipe, you’re always welcome to send me pictures of cakes you made using my fondant recipe to

Happy Cooking :)

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  1. 1 On May 10th, 2010, Haidyn said:

    you bast it very thick with buttercream icing. & cool it in the refrigerator until you are ready to cover it with the fondant.

  2. 2 On May 11th, 2010, lily patti said:

    i have seen this page and liked it and would like you to send me some of your fondant icing recipes.

  3. 3 On June 29th, 2010, Sue said:

    Hi Duke,

    Other than this cake, is there any other cake that you can suggest. I’m really a fan of spongecake. Is it possible to use sponge cake with your fondant recipe?

  4. 4 On July 9th, 2010, Dani Safford said:

    Approximately how long does this take to bake? Will it take longer if you’re baking 2-3 pans at a time?

  5. 5 On October 8th, 2010, Rose Firestone said:

    i would like to get more of your icing recipte

  6. 6 On December 24th, 2010, scott s said:

    Hi! First time for me to make a cake! I’m using your recipe for the fondant. I have made other cakes..i.e. betty crocker ect.. but wanted to try “from scratch”
    Yes, I’m a dude! but my wife should be surprised! lol
    I’ll let ya’ll know how it turns out!

  7. 7 On May 9th, 2011, BOO BEAR! said:

    Hello im just wondering how do you make a fondant cake and then lay the fondant on the cake im trying to make a fathers day cake do you have any ideas???


  8. 8 On June 1st, 2011, charity said:

    Maam,may i ask you a favor?Can i have a recipe on how to make a fondant icing?

  9. 9 On September 24th, 2011, rebecca said:

    Hi! Does this cake have any other redeeming proporties besides being easy to handle? How is the taste?

  10. 10 On September 26th, 2011, Brooke said:

    How long can you keep the fondant for before using it and is there any tricks for storing it?

  11. 11 On November 11th, 2011, lindsey said:

    i’m making a cake for my cousins babys. there turning one and i need to make them a birthday cake with pink and white fondant i need to know where to get all of my suppies from thanks

  12. 12 On May 30th, 2012, Mel said:

    Hello, the last few days I have been searching the net for places to buy fondant, but today BING / somthing went off and I looked to see how to make it. I am so glad you were selfless to post this. It seems cheap and easy enough to make I am definitly going to try your recipe. When I do I will email you pics. THANK YOU !!!

  13. 13 On June 6th, 2012, Kimberlee J said:

    YAY!! I finally found the fondant friendly cake recipe!! Thank you!!

  14. 14 On August 30th, 2012, amal said:

    hi i was wondering if i could substitute the butter with vegetable oil or shortening?

  15. 15 On August 30th, 2012, amal said:

    hi can i use shortening or vegetable oil instead of butter?

  16. 16 On October 8th, 2012, Rubi said:

    Hello, I love your site ! and I was wondering if you have a Chocolate Cake Recipe for fodant covering?? I would love if you can send it to me. Thak you so much !

    Best Regards


  17. 17 On December 31st, 2012, Leah said:

    How long does the cake take to cook?

  18. 18 On March 26th, 2013, Rebecca said:

    About how long shall I bake these?

  19. 19 On April 12th, 2013, Ruth said:

    Thanks for your recipe for fondant cakes can you please give me recipe for buttercream mfor my birthday next week Monday?h

  20. 20 On May 19th, 2013, Debi said:

    I just took a fondant class last week. Wanted to make my own icing, but hadn’t figured out what to do for a cake that would work. Thank you so much for this great site. So happy to have found you. Making my shopping list now. Trying both, your cake and fondant recipe.

  21. 21 On May 21st, 2013, Jordan said:

    It would really help if you would give an estimated baking time. Around how long did it take for you?

  22. 22 On July 12th, 2014, Shipra Prasad said:

    What kind of sugar do we need to put?white or brown?

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