While a Chocolate cake is very popular amongst most kids, my son does not like chocolate cake. He only likes Vanilla cake. This is another one of his favorite vanilla cakes.
This is going to be his second birthday cake for this year, with the Toy Story 3 theme.
Two x 8 inch round cakes each 2 inch tall or
One 9 x 11 inch sheet cake.
Video Recipe - uplodaded on 9th March 2013
400 grams / 4 cups - cake flour
325 grams / 1 1/2 cup - fine granulated white sugar
280 grams / 1 1/2 cup - unsalted Butter or 250 grams / 1 1/4 cup veg Shortening
5 large Eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla extract
240 ml / 1 cup Milk
Note: To make this Parve - use veg shortening instead of butter and non-dairy creamer or water instead of Milk.
Preheat the oven at 170 C/ 340F.
Prepare your pans for baking
Sift the flour and baking powder.
Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Ensure no egg yolks gets into the whites or they will not beat stiff.
Cream the butter and half the sugar in a electric mixer or by hand.
You don't really need to make sure the whites are totally disappeared. Over mixing could deflate the batter.
Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the cake out of the oven. It is best not to leave them in the pan for too long or they will sink.
I usually take them out of the oven and immediately take them out of the pan and let cool on a wire rack.
Here I have just flipped the hot cakes out. Be very careful though this can cause sever burns. Please do wear oven gloves when doing this.
Until next time,
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