Ziggs’ Dirty Bomb Cake

A while back, Riot Games hosed the Sugar Rush event in League of Legends. One of the rewards was the Hextech Hard Candy icon. I was wondering what flavor it was, and who the heck manufactured it. Constantly the silly skin seeker, I was hoping it was a dapper Candy Man Ziggs. One support ticket later and I was informed that it was Mad Scientist Ziggs who was responsible for the confection. While I do have Hextech Hard Candy marked down for a future feature, this post is about the exploring Zigg’s secret cooking skill. I began my investigation on the Rift, laning against the Yordle Hexplosive expert and learned a few things. Firstly, I can’t dodge his bombs, and secondly, he speaks through the pop and explosions of his inventions. His baking skills must be very similar to that then, right? I quickly danced to the Kitchen Cave, donned my Pantheon Apron, and started an experiment of my own.

Oh god … what have I done?! I should stick to baking

Crafting Ingredients:

  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Cocao Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1.5 Cups Flour
  • 1-2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Stick Butter (softened)
  • 2/3 Almond Soy Milk
  • 1 Pinch of Salt

Frosting:

  • 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Shots Fireball (or cinnamon liquor of choice)

Player’s Guide:

Cakes are one of my favorite things to bake because the base recipe is pretty much always the same, with slight variations to change the end result. Set the oven to 350˚F then grab all the dry ingredients and place them into a bowl. Mix in the eggs, milk, and butter until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the mix. Pour into a cake pan and put it in the oven. As it bakes, we’ll start work on our frosting.

The frosting for this cake is a whipped cream frosting, so you’re going to want to chill a bowl in the freezer to help the cream to go from a liquid to a semi-solid. The addition of the cinnamon liquor will get the cake a lot more heat and feel like a flavor bomb in your mouth. We’re also putting it in the frosting instead of the cake batter because the alcohol will be baked out in the oven, and we really want to keep that burn to stay true to Ziggs’ vision. Pour the heavy whipping cream and shots of liquor into the chilled bowl and gradually add the powdered sugar as you beat it either with a whisk or a hand mixer at a medium low speed. You can pick up the speed as the cream becomes thicker, ultimately stoping when the cream can make solid peaks. Place in the freezer for storage while we wait for the cake to bake/cool.

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After the cake is done cooling you frost it with your whipped cream frosting and add some cocoa powder as a finisher. I went ahead an made Ziggs’ signature skull logo. I would recommend for all of you, as this is what I’ll be doing next time, to set aside some of the frosting and color it read with strawberry juice or red food color to make the first layer of frosting hexplosive red and make a white skull from the remaining frosting. This recipe has a bit involved in it, but trust me when I say that it’s an absolutely tasty and flavorful cake that you won’t soon forget.

One comment

  1. […] Mix the flour and oatmeal together until the oats are relatively even throughout the dry mix, then plop in the maple syrup and butter, mixing with a spatula or spoon. Keep mixing until the flour is completely incorporated in the dough ball. Congrats you have you crumble dough! Now turn to your fruit that’s in the baking dish and sprinkle the top with dough clumps. Do it with a flair of whimsy and fun. No one is looking. Twirl! Once you’re done being silly, toss that baby into the oven until the dough crumbs turn brown. Pull the sucker out and serve warm or cold with ice cream or whipped cream. I highly recommend the fireball whipped cream from the Ziggs’ Dirty Bomb Cake. […]

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