Chocolate Vanilla Princess Cake (Without Sugarpaste)

Vanilla chocolate princess cake - Lilie Bakery

An ideal recipe for a birthday: the Princess cake that will amaze children! Inside, 3 levels of vanilla cake, chocolate ganache and vanilla icing (without sugar paste).

It's the birthday cake that I realized for the 2 years of my daughter. She who is such a fan of Disney princesses, the effect was successful: she loved it! This cake also works for all the other princesses: just change the natural dye color that you add to the icing ...

Which mold to make a princess cake?

If you want to make this cake, you will need to bring this princess cake pan. It is oval in shape which takes the shape of a princess dress.

This mold is provided with a pedestal which allows it to stand upright when baking the cake in the oven. It also has a fine fireplace in the middle which distributes the heat, and therefore ensures good cooking.

To decorate the cake, also have a doll bust that you will prick at the top of the cake. You are free to choose the bust that inspires you the most, there are several types.

To dress this bust, I took a real fabric doll dress that I cut at the hips. The effect is therefore very real.

Birthday princess cake - Lilie Bakery

How to make a princess birthday cake?

You can go about it the day before, to avoid any stress. We start by doing the vanilla cake which will bake in the princess mold. To do this, the liquid ingredients are mixed together, then the dry ingredients are incorporated into them.

We pour the dough into the princess cake mold and put it in the oven. It will be necessary to put aluminum foil during cooking to prevent it from browning too much.

Once the cake has cooled, it is cut in 3 in the direction of height. We prepare the chocolate ganache (very easy) and also the vanilla icing.

For assembly we garnish each level of cake with a chocolate ganache layer. Finally we cover all of the outside of the cake with vanilla icing. You can also add decorations using a pastry bag to make pretty frills like in my photos.

Other recipes to try

If you are looking for recipes to prepare for a birthday snack, I can advise you to also see these recipes: the Raspberry coconut layer cake, Easy pink chocolate meringues, Lemon strawberry cupcakes, Vanilla milk chocolate cupcakes, Coconut chocolate rocks.

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your cute princess cakes!

Vanilla chocolate princess cake - Lilie Bakery
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Chocolate Vanilla Princess Cake (Without Sugarpaste)

Ideal for a birthday, this cake will amaze children ...
Prep time1 time
Cook time1 time 15 minutes
Total2 hours 15 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Yield: 10


Vanilla cake base

  • 6 eggs
  • 500 g granulated sugar
  • 1,5 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 2 plain yogurts
  • 180 ml oil rapeseed type
  • 2 sachets baking powder
  • 750 g all-purpose flour

Chocolate ganache

  • 20 cl heavy whipping cream 30%
  • 200 g dark chocolate pastry little bodied
  • 30 g unsalted butter

Vanilla icing

  • 20 cl semi thick cream 30% mg
  • 110 g icing sugar
  • 1 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 300 g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • Yellow natural food coloring or other color according to the princess


Vanilla cake base

  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° traditional heat.
  • In a bowl, relax whole eggs with a fork. In the bowl of the food processor, beat the eggs, sugar and liquid vanilla until doubled in volume.
  • Then add the natural yoghurts, the oil and mix well.
  • Finish by incorporating the dry ingredients: baking powder and flour. Mix until a very smooth mixture is obtained.
  • Prepare the mold by attaching the base and the inner rod as specified in the mold instructions. Butter and flour it.
  • Pour the dough and bake for 1h15. It will be necessary to cover with aluminum foil halfway through cooking to prevent the top from burning. Check that the cake is well cooked by pricking the tip of a knife, which should come out dry.
  • Wait until the mold has become cold before unmolding (gently).
  • Cut the cake into 3 equal horizontal slices (base-middle-cap). Set aside for later.

Chocolate ganache

  • Heat the whole liquid cream. Off the heat, pour over the chopped chocolate and butter. Homogenize everything and let cool until a spreadable consistency is obtained.

Vanilla icing

  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat the semi-thick whipped cream. Add the icing sugar and liquid vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the Philadelphia and mascarpone. Whisk at maximum speed for a few moments, the icing should take on visibly consistency.
  • Finish by adding a dash of yellow food coloring. Whisk one last time.

Assembling the princess cake

  • Place an 18cm cardboard support on your cake pan (this is optional but it avoids damaging the pan when cutting). Secure it with a little icing.
  • Ideally, take a turntable to put under your cake pan, the icing will be easier to achieve.
  • Take the 1st slice, fix it on the cardboard support using a knob of icing.
  • Cover this slice with a layer of chocolate ganache then place the middle slice. Repeat the operation: layer of ganache then slice from above.
  • Then place a thin layer of vanilla icing over the entire surface of the cake thus formed using a spatula. Be careful, this layer must be very thin, you can see the crust of the cake through. This thin layer avoids having cake crumbs in its final icing ...
  • Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Then insert the doll bust at the top (previously dressed). NB: protect her dress by wrapping it along the peak of the bust in cling film.
  • Cover the entire cake with a generous layer of vanilla icing using a spatula.
  • Use a pastry bag with a fluted tip to create the frills at the base of the bust and at the bottom of the dress. Store in the refrigerator until serving.


Can be kept in the refrigerator for about 4 days, ideally in a cover. Take out 15 minutes before tasting so that it regains its flavors.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)



  1. Reply

    Chloe Delice

    13th January 2014

    you assured !! a huge bravo, your cake is really clean! : D

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    14th January 2014

    Ah cow… You give me complexes every year lol! What is certain is that I will not even try to compete with you! It's beautiful, I don't know how much time you spent doing that but well done !!

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    14th January 2014

    Indeed it is perfect !!! How did you decorate the princess, it's perfect !? In any case your daughter must have been happy and her friends too !!!!!!

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    14th January 2014

    I am speechless, your table is sublime, I imagine the amazed eyes she must have had

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    Dorothy / Memories by Celeste

    14th January 2014

    This cake is extraordinary! Congratulations the table is magnificent and your daughter must have been amazed ...

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    14th January 2014

    really splendid!

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    14th January 2014

    Wow what work! in any case, the rendering is simply magnificent ... we fall directly into childhood. It's a real magical world that you have concocted.
    Kisses and again well done.

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    15th January 2014

    Magic, I want the same for my birthday! Where can I find the recipe for these cup cakes? Well done anyway! ;)

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    16th January 2014

    Too cute all that!
    And a happy birthday to you!

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    16th January 2014

    I am amazed at this beautiful buffet. I would have dreamed of having one so beautiful when I was little (and even now)

    I've been following you for quite a while now. I never took the time to comment.
    I adore everything you do.
    As much in front of your magnificent creations appetizing as ever, as your sublime photos ...

    You inspire me a lot! Thank you for this beautiful blog!

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      Lilie bakery

      22th January 2014

      Thank you very much Emma for this warm comment!
      It touches me deeply!
      I am very happy to inspire my readers :-)
      @ soon!

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    20th January 2014

    Superb snack! Where did you find the pennants, jumpers with the names of the desserts and the labels stuck in the cupcakes? Is it done by you? I will be very interested to find the model (typo, shape…) because I am always looking for small details like these to decorate my table decorations !!!
    And bravo for the quality of your photos and your blog which always makes me want to put on my apron!

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    Mary - Oh my Blog!

    23th January 2014

    It is absolutely superb !! Congratulations on this great job!

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    March 2, 2014


    I'm looking for your chocolate meringue rose recipe.
    I found your link to the site of
    But I wanted to know how you go about achieving the red "marbled" effect.

    Good night

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      Lilie bakery

      March 6, 2014

      Hello, for the marbled effect, you line the inside of your pastry bag irregularly with a little red dye (principle of the toothpaste tube). When taking out the meringue will be marbled. @ soon

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    7th May 2014

    Wow! this sweet table is really lovely (I really like the sweet table pink too.)
    A lot of work but the rendering is well worth it.

    Go I go see the other recipes.
    See you soon

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    20th February 2015

    Hello, just a quick question, if I make a chocolate cake then I use the Vanilla Icing (just the outside outline) thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      22th February 2015

      Hello, yes vanilla icing can be used on different cake flavors, chocolate is good too. @ soon

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    17th November 2017

    wow your daughter is lucky to have such a nice birthday table! superb I love the idea! and your photos are superb

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    29th June 2023

    Hi, I found your recipe, thinking of making it for my daughters birthday.
    However, I can't figure out how much yogurt (ml or etc.) that I need to add?
    Could you please help with this :)

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      Lilie bakery

      July 4, 2023

      Hi Linette, thanks for your message. It's 2 plain yogurts. Here in France it's about 125g each :)

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