Valentine's Cake - My Very First Cake Deco

Friday, February 19, 2010

Valentine's Cake

This year we did not do much for celebrating Valentine's Day due to our busy schedule. Not that we usually made it big no, least we always had some fancy dinner on that day. My husband is attending school again and he had exam after the long weekend. Thus I only baked some cakes and for the first time ever, I decorated them using chocolate ganache, cream cheese frosting and some colourful sprinkles. Bianca loves the chocolate and sprinkles while Jordan loves the cake, so they share it. Still need a lot of practice and learn. So here is the cake recipe to share with you my beloved readers.

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Strawberry Sponge Cake

Ingredients: (good for 1 medium size heart shape pan and 6 mini cupcake)
- 10 egg yolk
- 6 egg white
- 180g granulated sugar
- 200g all purpose flour
- 120gr soft margarine
- 1Tbsp of ovalette
- 1tsp of baking powder
- 4Tbsp of coconut milk
- 1tsp of strawberry paste
- 1tsp of vanilla essence

For decoration:
- chocolate ganache
- cream cheese frosting
- sprinkles

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Using a mixer, mix eggs, sugar and ovalette at medium high speed until fluffy and reaching good overrun. Add vanilla essence. Lower the speed of the mixer and add the flour and baking powder gradually. Add coconut milk and strawberry paste and continue to stir at low speed. Add soft margarine and stir it well. Preheat the oven at 370F. Pour the batter into a heart shape baking pan which was previously layered with margarine and flour, and pour the rest into a mini cupcake heart shape mould. Bake for 25-30minutes. Let it cool off.
Once it is cool enough, take it out of the pan, then pour the chocolate ganache over until all surface is covered. Keep it in a fridge until the ganache harden. Take it out and decorate it with some cream cheese frosting using cake decorating tips as preferred. At last add some sprinkles on the mini cupcakes.


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