baked goods, recipes

I want to have and eat this cake.

May 5, 2011

Vanilla cake

Makes five 15 cm, or four 20 cm layers

•1/2 cup (113 grams) butter

•2 cups white sugar

•3 1/2 cups flour

•1 teaspoon salt

•3 teaspoons baking powder

•1 1/2 cups ice water

•1 teaspoon vanilla

•4 egg whites beaten stiff

Add sugar to the butter and beat until light. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with ice water and flavourings, beating thoroughly after each addition. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into greased layer pans and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes.

Swiss meringue frosting

Makes enough to frost a 15 cm or 20 cm cake. Add 225 grams of butter to make Swiss meringue buttercream

•5 large egg whites

•200 grams sugar

•1 tsp vanilla extract

Put egg whites and sugar in a heat-proof bowl in a double boiler. The water in the saucepan should be simmering. Whisk with a hand whisk continously until the mixture reaches 65 degrees C. Remove from heat. Start whipping the egg whites with a stand or hand mixer until they become fluffy and white and the bowl is cool, this can take about 10 minutes.

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  • Tracy May 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Sweetness! One great vice. Will definitely try this recipe. 🙂

  • Fiona May 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Most BEAUTIFUL cake in the world. *sigh*

  • Tunet Jordaan May 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    it’s pretty too.

  • fathima May 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Oh wow! So puurrrdy and yum-looking, I’m so going to make this.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Lea May 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    so cool – I saw a rainbow version of one similar – it was gorgeous!

  • Louise May 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Cake: get in me.

  • Jacci May 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    almost too pretty to eat…

  • Chane May 6, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Oh my gosh! It’s so pretty, I think I’ll end up staring at it rather than eating it…!

  • Sacha May 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yum Yum!

  • Jen Searle May 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    DID YOU MAKE THAT? Crap sticks you’re talented! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Vanessa May 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I tried something similar. Thanks for the inspiration! http://mygiddyauntblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/thanks-for-inspiration.html

  • Vanessa May 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    come to think of it, nowhere near similar… loosely based on inspiration from this. I would need a LOT of practice to get one as perfect as this!

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