Recipes
May 16

C.R.E.A.M. Cake Rules Everything Around Me. This is a doozy. Vanilla cake, mascarpone whip, lemon curd, blueberries.

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I have learned something since diving head first into the world of baking; Everyone loves cakes. I don’t know if it’s a nostalgia thing or what, but it’s a fact of life. As certain as the sun rising.

This cake is my favourite cake to make. It’s bright, tangy, but not to sweet. A great spring and summer cake. I wouldn’t classify it as easy as there are some technical components, but give yourself some time and go for it.

Vanilla “no fail” cake

Ready in: 1h
Prep: 20m
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 cup AP Flour
  • 1 TBS Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup veg or canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350C. Spray and parchment line 2 eight inch spring round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl sift flour and baking powder. Add salt
  3. In separate bowl whisk eggs with sugar until pale yellow. Add vanilla, veg oil, and milk. Mix until total homogeneous.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet until completely combined but DO NOT OVER MIX
  5. Divide evenly between the two cake pans. Use baking scale to be exact.
  6. Bake for about 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Do not open oven during the bake. You run the risk of deflating the whole thing!
  7. Once bake it completed, allow cakes to cool and then using a knife cut cakes in half horizontally. Take your time. You can also freeze cakes for up to a month at this point.

Lemon Curd.

Ready in: 2 h
Prep: 20m
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 150 mls lemon juice
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of cold butter, cubed.

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pot, over medium heat, combine lemon juice, eggs, yolk, sugar, and salt. Continue to whisk until mixture thickens and begins to create large "bull frog" bubbles. Once this happens, remove from heat and add in cubed butter. Add in a few pieces at a time and continue to whisk until full incorporated.
  2. Pour curd onto a parchment lined baking sheet, cover in plastic wrap, and place in fridge until cooled.

Mascarpone Whip

Ready in: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into mixer with whisk attachment. Mix on medium high until soft peaks form. About 3 minutes.

Assembling this bad boy.

If you made it this far, well done. The worst is behind you! Now comes the fun part! In front of you make sure to have your 4 pieces of cake, curd, mascarpone whip, and a 1/2 pint of fresh blue berries. Starting at the bottom (obviously) lay down one layer of cake and smear the mascarpone whip over liberally. Repeat with lemon curd. Continue this for all three layers and top of cake. When you have gotten to the top add on the fresh blueberries. And thats it! You made it!

This is a really fun cake which is almost universally loved. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Andy's