I found this sweet little cake on a blog and couldnt resist creating it’s ‘sunshine like’ taste. My version looked nothing like the original but was still a hit at our Macmillan coffee morning. Check the blog for more information about the cake and it’s origins.
- 2 cups hot honey
- 4 cups four
- 1 tbsp lard
- 4 egg yolks
- Stiff meringue from 6 egg whites
- 2 women’s handfuls of raisins
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- A little bit of cloves
- 2 tbsp baking soda (seems like a lot)
- 6 tbsp of superfine flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 & 1/4 cups butter
- 2 packets vanilla sugar (1/4 cup)
1. Mix the hot honey together with the flour
2. When cool, add in the lard, egg yolks, cloves, baking soda and cinnamon
3. Fold in the beaten egg whites
4. Pour into a pan the depth of 1 thick finger to the first knuckle (do this 5 times)
5. Bake each layer for a few minutes (around 3-5 min) – be careful not to over bake (you will find the cake somewhat dry).
Steps to make the cream filling:
- Mix flour with a little bit of milk
2. Boil the rest of the milk
3. Add flour mixture to hot milk, then cook until creamy consistency.
4. To hot cream add sugar and vanilla sugar
5. Whip butter to a “frenzy”.
6. Add cream mixture to the frothy butter, blend
Once the layers have been baked, follow these steps:
- Starting with a cake layer, spread on some of the cream filling liberally
2. Add another cake, then more cream filling
3. Repeat these steps until you have spread cream on the 4th layer of cake.
4. For the fifth cake layer, crumble it in a food processor
5. Spread the crumbs on top of the cream filling
6. You can drizzle chocolate (melt chocolate with some butter, a little water together), honey or toasted and chopped walnuts on top
7. Let the cake sit, covered in the fridge, for at least 6-8 hours so that the cream seeps into the cake.
What I thought: “Using only one caketin meant I was cooking for hours. This cake seemed a little too hard to taste like sunshine but was definately an interesting taste and went down well at the macmillan coffee morning. A bit sticky and the cream was too runny so I would suggest cutting down on the amount of milk used in the recipe.”
Miss Trays xxx