Sunday, 12 February 2017

WHITE FOREST CAKE

Ingredients

  • Cake flour - 1 ½ cup,sifted
  • Baking powder - 1 ½ Teaspoon                             
  • Unsalted butter - ½ cup                          
  • Vanilla extract - ½ Teaspoon
  • Milk - ½ cup
  • Eggs - 2 Nos
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Salt - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Sliced strawberries for the layers - ¾ cup
  • Whole cherries or strawberries to garnish
  • White chocolate shavings to garnish

For Syrup:

  • Confectioner's Sugar - 2 Tablespoon
  • Hot water - 3 Tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract - ¼ Teaspoon

For Frosting:


  • Whipping cream - 400 ml
  • Confectioner's Sugar - 2 Tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract - 1 Teaspoon

Directions


Cake Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange two 8-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add in the butter as 3 to 4 batches(1-2 teaspoons at a time). Beat until the mixture resembles coarse sand, using an electric mixer set on low speed.
  • Add in the sugar as batches(1-2 tablespoon at a time). Beat until the mixture resembles fine damp sand.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Add in the vanilla, milk and beat just until blended. Do not over-beat.
  • Divide the batter among the prepared pans and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean for about 25 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cake from pan and remove the parchment paper. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting Preparation:


  • In a bowl, whip the cream with confectioner's sugar and vanilla using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed. Keep it aside.

Sugar Syrup Preparation:

  • In a bowl, mix together the hot water, sugar and vanilla until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Decorating Cake

  • Once the cake is cooled, level the cakes. If you need, remove the sides(brown parts) too.
  • Spread a scoop of whipped cream in the cake base. Place the first cake on your cake base(the leveled side up position).
  • Then drizzle or brush syrup generously on the top. Layer the whipped cream followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.
  • Cover the strawberries with some more whipped cream. Then place the second cake(the leveled side down position) .
  • Then drizzle or brush syrup generously on the top.
  • Then coat the entire cake with whipped cream. Keep it in freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Then decorate the cake with white chocolate shavings and cherries or strawberries.
  • Chill the cake for 10 minutes and enjoy the yummy white forest cake.

Notes:


  • If you don't have cake flour,
  • Take 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour, then remove 1 ½ tablespoon of flour from it and substitute with 1 ½ tablespoon of cornflour.
  • Sift and continue with the recipe.

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