Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fantasy Cake

A cake recipe that my grandmother used to make.

1 cup cake flour, shifted
1/2 cup refined sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separated
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 cup. sugar

Icing
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp. hot water
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatine
2 tbsp. strawberry jelly

preheat oven at 350F.

shift first 4 ingredients together 3 times. set aside

combine egg yolks, oil, pineapple juice, water and vanilla. beat until smooth

put dry mixture in a deep bowl and pour in the liquid ingredients. blend well. set aside

beat eggwhites until foamy. add cream of tartar. beat until you get a smooth peaks.

gradually add sugar while beating continusly. whip until stiff but not dry.

fold the batter in the eggwhites. pour into a greased 9" round pan. bake for 20 mins. cool


Icing: beat cream over some cracked ice until light and fluffy

gradually add powdered sugar while beating.

dissolve gelatine in hot water until clear.

gradually pour into the whipped cream. beat vigoruosly until well blend.

flavor with strawberry jelly.

frost the prepared cake

garnish with pineapple slices and marshmallows, if desired

enjoy

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