Tuesday 5 November 2013

Coffee and Cream Cake...

It was daddy's birthday on Saturday, which meant Ebi-kun and I got to make cake on Friday. It took us a while to decide on what type of cake to make, Daddy doesn't like anything overly sweet, isn't fussed on butter icing and doesn't really like fondant. So we decided on a coffee and cream cake.

We used a regular Victoria sponge recipe:
150g sugar
150g butter
150g flour (SR or add 2tsp of baking powder)
Pinch of salt
3 eggs, beaten

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and salt, fold in the flour.
We then halved the mixture, one half we added some vanilla.
The other half 2 tbsp of strong coffee and some brown food colour, it was a bit runny after I added the coffee so we added some extra flour
Bake each on in a round 20cm tin for 20ish minutes at 180C

Turn out and allow to cool. When they are cool, find 3 dishes or plates that fit inside each other size wise. Put the biggest one on top of the first cake, in the centre and cut around it, lift the middle out and place it to one side. Repeat with the other cake. 

Then use the middle dish as a template and cut a circle out of the piece you just removed. Continue with all the dishes until you have 3 rings and one small circle for each cake. This sounds far more complicated than it actually is! 

Now put them back together, alternating the rings, when you have done one, mix up a little butter icing, or you could use jam and spread it on the top of the first layer. Now build the second layer, easy! Should look something lie this...

The next morning, I whipped some cream and slapped it - literally, on top of the cake. Threw on some sprinkles and added the candles...taa-daaa

And when it is cut, it looks pretty cool...

I think if I needed to feed more people, I would add another layer or two, with different colours, you could have lots of fun with the different combinations! Although it sounds rather complicated, it came together really quickly and got demolished really quickly too!

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