How to Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cake, frosting, kids, movie
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 953kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


White Cake

  • cups  cake flour
  • cups  sugar
  • teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • egg whites room temperature
  • entire egg room temperature
  • cup  whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons  pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter

White Buttercream Frosting

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White Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
  • Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  • Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.

Frosting Directions

  • In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the confectioner's sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  • Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.
  • If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.

Assembling the Cake

  • Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
  • Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
  • Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
  • Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.


*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes. 
If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake. 
IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.


Calories: 953kcal | Carbohydrates: 149g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 96g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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