17th of May white chocolate cake

17/05/2014 23:17
It is not always gets as I intend to .... I had a very clear picture in my head of how this cake would look like, how to cut a piece of cake and be able to see the Norwegian flag . It would have been nice way to be able to celebrate the Norwegian National Day , right? ... But  no no ... today was not going to go my way.  The plan from the beginning was to make a red and a blue cake, put together with white chocolate cream . I thought my biggest challenge would be to work in circles and build up the cake the right way that the flag would be clearly visible ...... but it ran up so much earlier than that. The first red base I made ​​was bright pink .... and no one can make the Norwegian flag in pastel colors. That's a risk I'm not willing to take ..... No no ..... Second attempt went better , thinking that now , now I'm on my way ... but no-no ... I made a very nice blue batter that was perfect color for this purpose , but what do you think happened when I baked it? It became so green that one could almost believe that today's celebration would be St . Patrik's Day. I'm getting moderately annoyed and can not bring myself to start to experiment with colors again. Went instead to the local market and looking for anything that is blue that can be used instead . The choice fell on blackberries which I think are very good and goes well with the white chocolate frosting . The result is a quite blurring Norwegian flag, which certainly goes to see ...... if you look veeery carefully and use veeery much imagination ...... haha

The taste is however amazing.


I will be posting recipes for cake base and the white chocolate frosting but instead of explaining how I put together the cake , I attach pictures I have taken on all the steps from beginning to end. The theory was good, although the result was not the best this time, but if you will make a plain blue cake base instead of blackberries and follow step pictures below , I think it will go better. I will anyway try again .

Cake base :
4 eggs (not streight from the fridge)
2 cups sugar
1 cup potato flour
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Here's how: Beat eggs and sugar for about 8-10 minutes at maximum power . It should not be runny but a little viscous. Mix flour , potato flour and 1 baking powder thoroughly in a bowl. Pour the flour mixture into egg mixture and stir in at the slightest effect until all is mixed up . Line a bakingf orm of 20-24 cm with baking paper, and let the paper be a bit higher than the actual form . This to avoid that the cake will  bake over the edge. Pour batter into baking form and bake in the lower deletion of the oven for about 35 minutes at 175 degrees C Allow to cool under a cloth . I always freeze a cake base before I use it because it's easier to cut parts in a cake that has been frozen. It thaws pretty fast.

White chocolate frosting :
8 cups heavy cream
800 grams white chocolate
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Here's how: Heat the cream in a saucepan , but be careful that it does not boil . Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir in until all is melted and blended nicely together . Place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.  Beat up the mixture and shortly you will have a smooth and nice frosting . Ready to use now.


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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden