Friday, May 4, 2012

Sponge Cake With Strawberry Frosting



Today is our 17th wedding Anniversary, how fast the years passed.  First I planned to make an ice cream cake but unfortunately forgot to take ice cream pack from the supermarket. So the plan changed to simple frosted cake. My daughter’s birthday falls in this month so kept that urge of making ice cream cake to this month end.
Ingredients
Strawberry syrup
Strawberry:  200gms
Sugar: 400gms
Cinnamon stick: 1” piece
Strawberry Whip Cream
Whip cream powder: 1 sachet
Milk: ½ cup
Vanilla Essence: ½ tsp
Strawberry Syrup: 5tbsp
Chocolate Whip Cream
Above prepared Whip Cream: ¼ cup
Cocoa Powder: 3tbsp
Cooking Chocolate: 50gms
Sponge Cake
All Purpose Flour/ Maida: ¾ cup
Sugar: ¾ cup
Butter: 4tbsp
Eggs: 3
Vanilla: 1tsp
Baking Powder: ½ tsp
Salt: a pinch
Butter Icing
Unsalted butter: 25gms
Icing Sugar: ½ cups
Fresh Cream: 2tbsp
Orange color: few drops
Other needed ingredients for decorating
Fresh strawberries
M&m’s chocolate.
 

Method of Preparation
Strawberry Syrup
In a pressure cooker add strawberry, sugar, cinnamon and 1 ½ cups water.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off the flame.
Let the pressure release and open the lid.
When it is slightly cooled add into the blender and blend to a smooth paste.
Again transfer to the cooker or a pan and keep on flame.
Stir occasionally by putting on a low flame till you get one string consistency syrup.

Strawberry Whip Cream
In a bowl take whip cream powder, cold milk and essence.
With an electric beater beat at high speed to about 4 minutes or till stiff peaks.
Then add in strawberry syrup to it and beat again. Keep chilled.

Orange Butter Icing
Beat butter and sugar till you get smooth consistency.
Then add the fresh cream and orange color and beat again. Keep chilled

Chocolate Whip Cream
In a bowl take ¼ cup prepared whip cream, melted cooking chocolate and cocoa powder. Beat it for 2 minutes more and keep chilled (you can take the whip cream for this before adding the strawberry syrup or can take after adding also)

Sponge Cake
Beat butter and eggs till it becomes fluffy.
Add in sugar to it and beat well again.
Then add baking powder and vanilla essence. Beat well again
Then add in flour and salt to it and beat well to get a lump less batter.
Add this into a greased baking tray.
Pre heat the oven and bake to about 20-25 minute at 1800C or till cake test is done.
Remove the cake and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
For arranging and decorating
I made 1 cake in a flower/swirl pan and 1 in a round pan.
Cut each cake into 2 pieces. So that you will get 4 cake pieces.

From that take 1 cake piece and cut heart shape with a cookie cutter. Keep this aside.

Take the other 3 cake pieces. Cut pieces into round shape, accordingly so that when you stack the cake you get in 3 steps.
Take a square cardboard piece, cover it with aluminum foil.
Apply some strawberry syrup and whip cream on the board where you are going to place the cake piece so that the cake sticks on to the board.

Place the big cake piece on it.

Apply strawberry syrup and whip cream on the 2nd cake piece and place it on the 1st cake.

Repeat the same on the third piece too.

Apply the strawberry whip cream all over the cake evenly.

Then decorate the cake with chocolate icing and butter icing, strawberry and M&M’s chocolate as per your desire. (I wanted to take clicks while decorating too, but my son was around me while i was doing, if i go for click may be he will grab the cake and run :) )
After decorating the cake I dipped the 3 heart cake pieces in strawberry syrup and placed on top of the cake.

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23 comments:

Mahi said...

Happy Anniversary Faseela! Fantastic cake!

maha said...

happy anniversary dear..really such a long time.....n yummy cake..perfect 4 celebration..have a nice day dear

Roshni said...

Happy Anniversary Faseela... beautiful cake.. well done.. am sure your family enjoyed it...

DivyaGCP said...

Happy Anniversary... Beautifully decorated cake.Perfect for the occasion.
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Gloria said...

look absolutely nice!

Gloria said...

congrats by your wedding anniversary dear!!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

beautiful looking cake Faseela.
Happy Wedding Anniversary Wishes, God Bless!!!!!!!

Hema said...

Happy Anniversary dear, lovely cake, enjoy your day..

Lavanya said...

Very yummy faseela.
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Jay said...

happy anniversary dear..
cake looks super yummy & inviting..:)
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Cake looks nice and happy anniversary to u both

Tina said...

Happy wed anniversary..

Shabbu said...

Happy Anniversary dear...beautiful and yummy cake...

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simran said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY faseela....lovely cake!lots of hard work ....and i'm sure this would've been polished off!

Rosh said...

Wow! That is one outstandingly creative cake!!!! Congrats on completing 17 years of blissful marriage. May God bless you and your family with days filled with joy and happiness in the years ahead :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy anniversary Faseela :-) Beautifully decorated cake !! Enjoy

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jasna Varcakovic said...

Happy anniversary,...great cake for celebration!

Gayathri NG said...

Congratz and happy wedding anniversary!! Simply delightful and amazing cake or celebration...

Maayeka said...

Happy anniversary Fassela..God bless u both.
lovely ,delicious and beautiful cake..

Divya Pramil said...

Belated wishes!!

Interesting cake...

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Asiya Omar said...

Happy Anniversary Faseela.Superb,mouth watering here.
What a great recipe!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Happy anniversary, Faseela! Lovely cake to celebrate your anniversary & so full with awesome colors! Amazing! :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Happy Anniversary and what a lovely cake for the celebration.