Posts tagged ‘vanilla’
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the kitchen in the past, but over the past year I have found the kitchen a place of true serenity. This recipe was born from my recent awareness that everything is not what it seems at first, at a glance, this cake looks like a chocolate treat at first, but the deception lies within… it’s really vanilla in disguise!
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
6 egg whites
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and line 2 9-inch cake pans with parchment.
Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
With a mixer on slow speed, add flour mixture to the butter mixture,
alternately with milk. Beat after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold them into the cake batter gently, making sure not to over mix. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Place cake pans on cooling rack and allow to cool completely before removing from pans.
This is mummys home-made topping:
2 tbsp pure cocoa powder (adjust to taste)
1 stick butter(or you can use low fat margarine)
1 cup of double cream (qish6a)
1 x 400ml can sweetened condensed milk
In a pan on low heat, mix in all 4 ingredients, the cocoa butter depending on how dark/bitter you want the icing to be, use a whisk and continuously whisk until smooth but not too runny, the consistency on the above cake was acheived by boiling the mixture for 2 minutes, keeping the whisk going ALL the time! Otherwise you’ll end up with a mixture of spoilt icing and a pan full of burnt milk!
Ice the cake after it has cooled completely… and dig in!
I, on the other hand, am what I seem on the outside.. I’m not a chocolate covered vanilla cake.I’m a fruit jelly:)