Monday, October 26, 2009
Fall Housewarming Cake
CHAMPAGNE CAKE RECIPE (taken from here)
2 3/4 c. sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 bottle (2/5 pt.) champagne (3/4 c.)
6 egg whites
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside. Cream shortening with 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Blend flour mixture alternately with champagne and mix to a smooth batter. Beat egg whites until stiff and soft peaks form. Fold about half the meringue into the batter, mixing thoroughly with whisk. Gently fold in remaining meringue. Turn into two greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until test done. When cake has rested 10 minutes, turn out to cool. When cold, put together with coconut filling.
For the buttercream icing border, I used a Leaf Tip, and put a red stripe in the piping bag, filled it with buttercup yellow icing, and squeezed out leaves all around the cake. The red stripe gave it a more authentic fall leaf look...wouldn't you agree?
The leaves on the side were ordered through fancyflours.com and they are just sugar.