Friday, August 17, 2012

Patriotic Cake

Yippie August has come and so glad to say Happy Anniversary Indonesia. I have a project about this independence day celebration. The project is make some cake related that. And this is it, Indonesian Flag Cake.
Hehehe I didn't make this. It's dummy
Don't worry, I'll upload the picture later. Now I share the recipe.
Indonesian Flag Cake
Makes: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
3-1/2 cups bleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsps. baking powder
1-1/2 tsps. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
1-1/4 cups all-vegetable shortening OR 1ΓΈ sticks all-vegetable shortening sticks
5 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tbl. red food coloring


Garnish:

Fresh strawberries or jam, optional

Buttercream Cheese Frosting:


2 cups white butter, softened
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 (13-oz.) jar cream cheese

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat three 8-inch round pans with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper, cut to fit. Coat paper with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Add buttermilk and shortening. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add egg whites, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat an additional 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

3. Pour ont-third (about 2 cups) of batter into prepared pan. Divide remaining batter into 2 medium bowls. Stir in food coloring to make one red and one blue batter. Pour batter into remaining pans. Tap pans on counter several times to remove air bubbles.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove cake and cool completely on wire rack.

5. For frosting, beat butter in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until fluffy. Beat in almond extract. Stir in marshmallow cream until well blended.

6. Place white layer and generously frost top. Stack red layer, frosting top and sides of entire cake. Garnish with strawberries.

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