Sunday, December 30, 2012

Per's birthday cake

Per's finished birthday cake

Per requested this from his birthday cake this year:

-it should be made by Titus, our three-year old.
-also, it should have candy on it.

Titus making birthday cake

And that was it. So, free reins for me! Well, kind of. Or not really. But I made a simple cake that was even really pretty, until Titus put all the candy on it. And very tasty, too.

You have to start this the night before serving, the chocolate fluff must absolutely sit over night.

Per's birthday cake

Birthday Cake 2012

3 eggs
280 g sugar
180 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
90 ml boiling water

1-2 bananas, mashed
1 daim bar

Milk Chocolate Fluff:
200 ml cream (full-fat)
170 g milk chocolate

To decorate:
200 ml cream (full-fat)

The night before, prepare the chocolate fluff. Simply chop the chocolate and place in a bowl. Heat the cream until it's warm, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate, stir until smooth. Now chill, over night. Then, before assembling the cake, beat until thick and fluffy.

For the cake:
Beat eggs and sugar until very fluffy. Fold together flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add this, along with the water, to the egg mixture. Stir in a little at a time - first flour, then water, more flour and so on until everything is added and folded into a smooth batter.

Butter and flour a 20-cm springform pan. Pour in the batter and bake at 175°C for about 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool in the pan. When it's completely cool, turn out the cake and divide it lengthwise into three cake layers. (It's easy - use a serrated knife and cut while turning the cake, that way it'll come out really even.)

Spread the first layer with mashed bananas. Put the second piece of cake on top, and on that, spread chocolate fluff. Top with a finely crushed daim bar, and the third cake layer. 

Beat the cream until fluffy. Spread the cake with a thin layer, then decorate as you wish with the remaining cream and chocolate fluff - I put both into piping bags and just piped away until it was all gone.  


aimee said...

Happy Birthday to your husband Per! Congrats to Titus on his great cake decorating job--yum!
Happy New Year!
PS: My grandpa had an Uncle Per (Peter) who was an immigrant from Sweden. LOVE that name!

Sugar Baby said...

That is the sweetest cake - I love how Titus decorated it!