Monday, October 24, 2011

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake...Happy B'day To Me :)

My sis wanted to buy cake for my bday yesterday but I told her that I planned to bake one for myself
She scratched her head and said, you're the bday girl and you're the one who's going to bake your own bday cake? :)

This is one of my favorite cake, but this was my first attempt...it's also one of Abby's fave :)
Satisfied with the result, soft, light and fluffy sponge cake layered and covered with whipping cream with cut strawberries in between layers, yum!
Abby has to have two slices everytime, in fact as I'm writing this, she is now eating the last slice :)
I'm so happy I can bake another fave cake of hers, as usually I'd run to Four Leaves everytime her cravings for this cake kicked in hihi...

Before you view the pics below, please pardon the quality of the frosting, you know me...my weakness in cake deco hehe...



Recipe is from Dailydelicious, I don't have 7" round cake pan, so I used 8" and sliced the cake into two instead of three

What you need:

For the cake:
3 eggs
90g sugar
90g cake flour (sifted)
20g unsalted butter (melted)
20ml milk

For the syrup:
80g sugar
100ml water
2 tsp kirsch gel (or you may change to other liqueur or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
===> Bring to boil over low heat in small pot sugar and water, let cool, add in liqueur

For the whipped cream:
400ml whipped cream
40g icing sugar
===> Beat til forms medium stiff peak

Preheat oven to 180degC
Line pan with baking paper
Beat eggs in high speed til lighter in color, gradually add sugar into the eggs and beat til ribbon stage
Take 3/4 cup of the mixture, mix with melted butter
Add in sifted flour into the remaining of the eggs mixture, fold in gently til well combined
Pour the 3/4 cup of the eggs+butter mixture into the remaining eggs+flour mixture, fold gently and follow with milk, fold in gently til well combined
Pour mixture into pan, bake for 25minutes approx
Let cool, once cooled cut into layers (either two or three as you like), brush each top with kirsch mixture
Place one layer of the cake, place cut strawberries on top of the cake, pour whipped cream over strawberries, put another layer of cake over the cream, and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining cream
Decorate with whole strawberries
Refrigerate

Homemade cake on birthday - what can be better? :)

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Alice! This cake is so pretty.

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  2. hi Edith, Zoe, Cindy, Doris and Angel...thank you so much :)

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  3. very pretty cake and happy belated birthday!

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Alice! Your cake is very pretty and I love strawberries! Looks really nice!

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  5. Kuenya cantiiiik sekali mbak...secantik mbak Alice yang sedang happy. Happy birthday ya mbak...all the best for you...

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  6. hi SSB, Lena, Joyce...many thanks :)

    hi Hesti...makasih ya....duh ini cake amatiran, apalg deco nya hihi... tapi emang rasanya enyak :) thks ya :)

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