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STRAWBERRY HEART CAKE

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Easy to prepare tender white cake that does not require a special mould.

Serve it on mother’s day or for your valentine, or just simply to impress your guests with a beautiful red heart shaped cake.

Ingredients: 

10 to 12 servings

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

½ cup butter at room temperature

2 eggs

½ cup milk

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Garnish

1000 g fresh strawberries

¾ cup whipping cream

3 – 4 drops red food coloring (optional)

2 teaspoons sifted icing sugar

1 cup strawberry jam

2 tablespoons water

½ cup blanched finely sliced almonds

 

 

1. Beat all cake ingredients in electric mixer on high for three minutes.

2. Grease a 20 cm diameter round pan and a 20cm side square pan; line pans with wax paper.  Grease and flour wax paper and pans.

3. Pour batter into the two pans and level surface.

4. Bake at 175C° for twenty minutes, transfer to wire rack to cool.  Remove wax paper.

5. Cut round cake in two and arrange each half on connecting sides of square cake to form a heart shape as shown in diagram:

6. Cut up a cardboard sheet to the size of the cake and wrap with aluminum foil, place under cake.

7. Whip cream with icing sugar and food coloring (if used) until mixture thickens.

8. Spread cream over top and sides of cake.

9. Attach sliced almonds to sides of cake and transfer to serving platter.

10. Reserve one strawberry for garnish and slice the rest.  Arrange on top of cake.

11. Bring to a boil strawberry jam with 2 tablespoons water stirring constantly. Strain and cool to warm.

12. With brush or small spoon, brush cake with strawberry jam and garnish with reserved strawberries (cake may be prepared a day before serving.  Refrigerate till serving time).

 

 

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