Thursday, August 28, 2014

3 cakes with one sponge


Hello Dears! 
I hope You enjoyed the summer, to finish it nicely I brought not just one, but 3 cakes for You! :)

As for us, we had our late-summer vacation last week, for 4 days.
It was short but we filled it with very-many adventures. :) 
It rained for two days, but we still could go sight-seeing, and to bathhouses, and we even took a little fairy train ride in the forest, so it was super joyful.

When we arrived back home, a birthday party was ahead of us, with 3 birthdays to celebrate, so I jumped in a baking project again.
As we hold it as a pic-nic party in the Margaret-island, I tried to prepare them to be easily take-aways
I used one main mixture, and as a last touch I flavored them differently. :) 
Let's see how...


Ingredients:
  • 6 eggs (yolks and egg whites separately)
  • 2 tbsp of Cologrin sweetener (or 6 tbsp of sugar)
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla sugar
  • 2 dl = 4/5 cup of milk
  • 0,5 dl = 1/5 cup of sunflower oil
  • 300 g = 1 + 1/5 cup of flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • ----
  • 1 package of strawberry instant pudding powder
  • 1 tbsp of pink or red food coloring (optional)
  • 3 little apples
  • sugar sprinkles (optional)
  • ----
  • 0.5 kg = 8-9 plums
  • icing sugar
  • ----
  • 100 g = 2/5 cup of crushed cocoa cookies
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter to the mixture
  • 2-3 tbsp of peanut butter on the top of the sponge
  • crushed cocoa cereal or crushed cocoa cookies on the top
Preparation:

1. Whisk the egg-whites with the vanilla sugar to get a though egg foam.

2. Then mix the yolks firstly with the sweetener, and mix them with the milk, the oil, add the baking powder, then lastly the flour. Mix them well.

3. Separate the mixture to 3 bowls.

4. To one of them add the strawberry pudding powder with the food coloring, mix them, then gently stir the 1/3 of the foam to it with a spatula.

5. To the next bowl of mixture add crushed cocoa cookies (You can crush them in a blender) and pour 2tbsp of oil to it as well, to let the mixture to be softer. And lastly mix it with a tbsp of peanut butter as well. Then you can stir another 1/3 of the egg foam to it.



6. Lubricate 3 little baking trays with margarine/butter and sprinkle them with flour.
7. Then pour the mixtures in the trays.



8. Wash the fruits and cut them up the way you would like them to be in the cakes.
9. Place the plum pieces into the plain mixture.


10. Place the apples in the pink mixture, and sprinkle it with sugar sprinkles. I used a really colorful mix, but if you don't like green and blue colors in food, you can use red sugar, or even the regular caster sugar is fine.


11. And pour the cocoa mixture in the last tray.

12. Bake them in a preheated oven for 40 minutes on 180 degree Celsius. (I baked them together at once, as I could place two of the trays in one oven shelf, and the third just below them on the other shelf)


13. When they are ready, just lubricate the cocoa one with peanut butter. And I sprinkled the top with crushed cocoa cereal. It's like the mole-hill cake topping. 



14. I sprinkled again the apple cake with sugar, and did the same to the plum cake, just with icing sugar.



The 2 birthday-girls and the birthday-boy liked them! :D
 I hope You do as well, and if You feel like trying them, I can only recommend them! :)
 You only need a good mixer, and maybe a blender to it. Nothing too special. :)


Enjoy!

And the lovely members of the pic-nic party... :) 
(I'm the one in the red jumper if You can't recognize me. :D)
 Happy Birthday again for You!




                                                                                                                                       xoxo: Hajni