Special B-Day Cake recipe

  • Serves 10
  • 3 hrs 00 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Agata Pokutycka
Added 61 months ago

1. Separate yokes and whites from the eggs. 2. Whisk whites until peaks form, slowly add sugar whilst still beating, add yokes (still beating but on slow). 3. Add flour + baking powder and fold gently in (for the dark cake add the coco or chocolate now) 4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking forms. 5. Bake at 180 for about 40 min.

6. Whilst the cake cooks begin to make the syrup 7. To make the drizzling syrup place 50ml of boiling water in to a pouring jug and add 2 tsp of caster sugar, stir till dissolved 8. Juice a lemon and add to the jug 9. Add a good dash of vodka and give a final stir 10. Put aside to cool down

11. To make filling follow instructions on the pack (mix powder with milk, heat up as per instructions, put aside and allow to cool down and set)

12. Cakes once baked and cooled need to be cut. Please remove top of each cake so you can have flat work area for building then cut into 2 thin cakes. 13. At this point you will have 4 nice pieces of flat cake – you will need 3 pieces to build your final cake so if you break one during trimming/cutting you can still make the cake!. 14. Each piece now needs to be drizzled with syrup and left in the fridge for 30 minutes to soak.

15. Now the building part begins, place the first piece of cake back into the baking form, spread a generous layer of strawberry conserve and then lay the middle piece (in different colour) on top. 16. Next layer the budyn/confectioners custard over the top. 17. Next a layer of sliced strawberries and place final top piece of cake 18. Once you have finished building you can start on your top decoration – cut fruit and arrange in design of your choosing

19. Finally prepare 2 packs of strawberry jelly, and let cool down BUT watch closely as you need the jelly cool but still pourable, don’t let it set! When cool pour all over the cake until your cake tin is full. 20. Place in fridge for a few hours to fully set.

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  • for White cake
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • for Dark cake
  • 5 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coco powder or drinking chocolate
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • for Filling
  • half jar strawberry conserve
  • 1 pack Vanilla Budyn (Polish confectioners custard) – can be bought from most supermarkets in the Polish food section
  • for Drizzling Syrup
  • 50ml boiling water in a jug
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 lemon - juiced
  • A good dash vodka – can be flavoured
  • for Decoration
  • 500g Strawberries
  • 1 or 2 Kiwi
  • 2 packs strawberry jelly
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