Monday, April 23, 2012

Strawberry cake

Hello!

As many of you might have noticed I love to bake! I made this strawberry cake a while ago but I didn't have time to put the recipe on my blog. It was my first time to make this cake and I made a couple mistakes but it was tasty and for me that is what matters the most! :)
The original recipe was found from this blog : http://www.kinuskikissa.fi/sienikakkupohja/?sliderpage=2&ref=27
                                                                                      http://www.kinuskikissa.fi/vanilja-mansikka/?sliderpage=7&ref=16

It has great recipes I recommend you check it out! ;)
It took me about 3 hours to make this cake, but I didn't make the whole cake in one day. I usually do the decoration the next day before I serve it.


My friends got excited when they saw it and they wanted to know the recipe so here it goes!

First you have to make the cake (kakkupohja in finnish, not sure how you call it in english :(... )
For a cake with a diameter of 26 cm you are going to need :
3 ½  dl flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
5 eggs
2 ½   dl sugar
1 ½   dl boiling water

butter
breadcrumbs


First mix the eggs with the sugar in a big bowl. Boil the water and put it in the mixture in small batches. Mix the dry ingredients together ( flour and baking powder ). Sieve the flour mixture into the egg foam.


Grease the cake batter with the butter and put the breadcrumbs. Fill it with the dough and leave it in the oven for 30 minutes ( 200 degrees ).

Of course our oven was too effective and I burned my dough...so typical of me! Just be carefull and keep an eye on it. These things happen sometimes, but don't get too desperate! I just cut off the burned parts and it was just fine. :)








                                                 
Now it's time to make the filling...wohoo! Here is what you are going to need:
Filling:
strawberries
4 leaves of gelatin
2 egg whites
200 gr cream cheese
1½ dl sugar
4 spoons of potato starch
4 dl cream
2 dl milk                                                                                                                                                             
 First cut the cake into two parts and slice the strawberries in halves.Before you put the strawberries on the cake, mix some milk with vanilla sugar or normal sugar. ( I can't say how much milk you are going to need...maybe 3 dl. The amount of sugar is up to you...depends on how sweet you want your cake to be )

Wet the cake with the milk. Take care that you put a lot of milk otherwise the cake ends up being dry and you don't want that...trust me! 




When you have done that put the strawberries on the cake.

Put the leaves of gelatine to soak in cold water. Whip the egg whites till they get stiff and mix them with the cream cheese.

In a saucepan mix the sugar and the potato starch. Add the milk and the cream. Heat the mixture on the stove and remember to stir it constantly. When it starts to bubble take it from the stove. Melt the gelatin leaves in the mixture and leave it cool down for a minute.




                                                                           








When it has cooled down mix it with the egg white- cream cheese mixture and pour it on the strawberries.

Put the other half of the cake on top and wet it with the milk- sugar mixture.

I usually leave the cake in the fridge for one night, but I guess 4 to 5 hours should be enough.

For the decoration I just used cream and strawberries. Simple as that! :)
I started by spreading a little bit of cream on the cake. I cut the strawberries into thin slices and put them on the cake like this.


 That was it! Not the easiest thing to do, but I hope my instructions help you. Just remember to be patient! :)

Karolina


4 comments:

  1. seems yummie kai tastes yummie....

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  2. This looks delicious!!!

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    1. :):) It was delicious! I recommend you try it!

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