Sunday, 23 December 2012

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake


Ingredients:


1 1/4 cup fine flour(maida)
3 tbsp butter 
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp strawberry essence(optional)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 cup strawberries chopped(fresh) 
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Method:


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.(190 degree Celsius).

2. Mix sugar, lemon juice, freshly chopped strawberries & keep it aside. 
    This will make the strawberry juicy & soft.

3. Mix together flour, baking powder & sift it.

4. Cream butter & powdered sugar using electric mixer. Then add milk to it.

5. Mix  dry ingredients with  wet ingredients little by little till you get all ingredients 
    mixed together.

6. Using  spatula fold in  chopped strawberries with  above mixture.

7. Prepare  baking pan by buttering it nicely just to avoid sticking. 

8. Then pour  mixture into  baking pan.

9. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. 

10. Same old technique to check whether  cake is baked. Just insert a tooth pick in
      middle.
 If it comes out clean its done.

11.  Allow it to cool.

Ingredients:


For the cream: 


300 ml fresh cream  
4-5 tbsp powdered sugar 
1 tsp vanilla essence 
1/2 cup strawbeeries thinly-sliced 

 Method:


1. Keep cream &  beater blades in  freezer for about half an hour.

2. Add sugar & essence to  chilled cream.

3. Beat well till  cream is thick & forms soft peaks.Keep refrigerated till use.


Method:


For assembling the cake:


1. Cut  cake into 3 layers horizontally.

2. Keep one layer of  cake on  serving plate.

3. Now spread 2-3 tbsp of whipped cream on top of  cake.

4. Repeat with other layers.

5. Cover  cake completely with whipped cream on all sides &  top.

7. Level  top & sides with a broad spatula dipped in chilled water.

8. Decorate  top with thinly sliced strawberies.

9. Keep chilled in the fridge till 2 hours & serve.

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