Swedish cake Prinsesstårta

Thanksgiving weekend is finally here 🙂 well, almost amyway. It means fun get together with family and friends.. and mounds of yammy food 🙂 I was experimenting with Swedish princess cake that I first saw on great british bake off. I really wanted to make it perfect for the holidays. But, alas, yet have to learn how to make it. First of, french sponge genoise is extremely difficult to make I find. As soon as you try to mix in batter in, the whole mixture just colapses and looses it’s volume. After two fails, I made it happen. Also, instead of corn starch I used corn flour first time. The recipe was calling for corn flour and even though I had bells ringing in my mind, I assumed I should trust Mary Berry. After all that, on my third time it came out just great 🙂
The cake is super moist and just enough sweetness in it, with layers of raspberry jam, vanilla custard and fresh whipped cream. Yam.
I hope you guys have a great weekend. Stay warm 🙂

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Coffee Almond Cake

I am experimenting with different flours lately. Here’s my version of coffee cake made of almond flour. Not too heavy yet delicious, rich and packed with flavour :-). I divided the original recipe in half as it is just for me and my husband. For a larger number of people I double this recipe to make 4 layers cake. For the cream I used freshly whipped cream infused with almond extract and a little bit of sugar. I don’t usually use traditional butter/sugar frosting when baking just for two of us, as I find it too heavy and on the unhealthy side, but everyone is different. 
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Summer Cake ( three milks cake)

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This is absolutely undeniably delicious cake, soaked with a milky mixture. I have tried to make it with butter before, but I find that butter makes it soggy and heavy. When butter is not used, the cake is super light and fluffy, with many air bubbles. My friends and family loved this cake 🙂  Continue reading “Summer Cake ( three milks cake)”