The Conjured Mana Cake is a food Item from the online MMORPG World of Warcraft. This item is ‘conjured’ because it can be conjured by any character of the Mage class. The cake, like all food items in WoW, are eaten to restore mana and health. All food items vary in how fast these attributes are restored, faster restoring items needing a higher level to consume. Conjured Mana Cakes can be eaten only if you are at least level 85, and were the best food item available from December 7, 2009 to September 25, 2012 (during the Cataclysm expansion). Anyone who played WoW during this time will absolutely recognize this tasty cake!
The cake is really noted by the pink frosting and topped red berries, and the actual flavor of the cake is not specified in game. Any vanilla (yellow, lemon, etc) cake will be fine for this recipe. I used a simple vanilla cake recipe. It makes a two layer, 8 inch round cake.
- Red Raspberries or cherries for the top of the cake
- Your favorite frosting recipe, plus red or pink frosting dye
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (or better yet, cake flour)
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 stick salted butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 5 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup whole milk (other percentages will still work, whole tastes best)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease, line with parchment (if you feel like it, this makes them turn out well), and flour two round 8-inch pans.
In a medium bowl or measuring cup, combine and stir the egg whites, 1/4 cup of milk, and the vanilla. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients together on low speed (I use the ‘stir’ setting on my mixer) for 30 seconds.
Add the butter and remaining milk, and mix on low speed until just moistened. Increase to medium speed and mix for 1-1/2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and begin to add the egg mixture in three separate batches; beat on medium speed for 20 seconds after each addition.
Divide the batter into your two prepared pans, spreading it evenly. Bake 25-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes clean when inserted into the center. Be so careful to not over-bake! I like to check the cake at 20 minutes, and once I feel it’s almost ready, set a timer for 2 minute intervals. While opening and closing the oven does lower the oven temperature, I’m good at quick toothpick tests and time guesses. Let the cake cool on racks for 10 minutes before loosening the sides with a small metal spatula, and invert onto greased wire racks. Gently turn cakes back up, so the tops are up and cool completely.
Make your frosting, leaving only about 1/2 a cup or less of white frosting. Dye the rest pink.
Cover the bottom, top, and middle between the layers of your cake with pink frosting. With an icing bag, pipe on 4 white swirls to the top of the cake, and place the red berries on top. Gratz, you’ve conjured your first cake!