Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strawberry Cream Gateau


                            Okay.....by far.......' The best cake I have ever Baked'......hands down.

Oh my god.....I can't believe I just said that....that's like a crime......I cannot believe ....I....chose a cream fruit cake over all my chocolate cakes.....please don't tell this to them...they are gonna be hurt.


Recipe Source: From my heart

Ingredients
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For Cake
  • 105g  All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 125g Caster Sugar
  • 55ml Boiling Water
  • 7g Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

For Soaking Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Rum
For Frosting
  • 400ml Fresh Cream
  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 20  Fresh Strawberries, chopped
20 Fresh Strawberries, halved for decoration



Method

For cake
  1. Grease an 8inch pan and line with baking paper.Keep aside.
  2. Preheat oven at 180 degree C.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder.Keep aside.
  4. Using an electric beater, beat egg and sugar till it turns pale yellow,light and fluffy.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour, do not over mix.
  6. Now fold in butter,vanilla and water and mix slowly till well combined.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or till done.
  8. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes ,remove from pan and cool the cake completely on wire rack.
For Soaking syrup
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan and boil till sugar dissolves. Let this cool.
  2. Add rum.
For Filling
  1. Whip cream and icing sugar till soft peaks are formed.
  2. Add chopped strawberries to half of the whipped cream.
  3. Reserve rest of the whipped cream for frosting the cake.
Assemble the cake
  1. Cut the cake to two layers.
  2. Place one layer on cake stand, soak the layer with half of the soaking syrup.
  3. Cover with cream and chopped strawberries.
  4. Place the second layer on top, soak with the remaining syrup.
  5. Frost the cake with rest of the whipped cream and decorated with halved strawberries.
  6. Let the cake rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous and colourful cake dear...So tempting and perfectly baked.

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  2. Absolutely marvellous Cherie!! Your cake soooo beautiful! Did you have the heart to cut it? :P BTW..I owe you that reply to ur mail as promised!

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  3. first time here.... cake luks awesome !! luvd the name f ur space... hehe...

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  4. Wat a mind blowing gateau, simply irresistible and gorgeous.

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  5. Pretty presentation! I'd love a slice of that right now :)

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  6. I m drooling..the cake looks perfect

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  7. I can well imagine how it would just melt in the mouth. Kudos!

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  8. truely divine!!!!!!!!!!!love this..although i am a die hard chocoholic...this is def. looking super

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  9. Anything with strawberries and fresh cream is always a winner for me. The cake looks lovely.

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  10. Thats a gorgeous cake, sooo tempting!!

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