Vanilla sponge cake with chocolate frosting
 
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Ingredients
  • For the cake
  • All purpose flour 2 ¼ cup
  • Corn flour 6 tbsp
  • Baking powder 1 tbsp
  • Strawberry fruit flakes ¼ cup (optional)
  • Sugar (powdered) 1 ¾ - 2 cups
  • Unsalted butter 1 cup @ room temperature
  • Eggs 4
  • Pure Vanilla Essence2 tsp
  • Milk 1 cup
  • For the frosting
  • Chocolate 1 cup (broken into pieces)
  • Butter 1 cup (at room temperature)
  • Icing sugar 4 cups
  • Milk 2-4 tbsp (use as needed)
Directions
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare the pans by buttering and flouring two 9 inch cake pans. Lining the bottom of the pans with butter paper/ parchment really helps in releasing the cakes from the pans once done.
  4. Sift the flours and baking powder together.
  5. Cream butter and sugar using an electric beater or wire whisk.
  6. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Once the eggs are incorporated add vanilla essence.
  7. Now add the flour and milk in small batches and mix well.
  8. Divide the batter equally between the two prepared tins and bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or till a cocktail stick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Leave the cakes in the pan for 10 minutes to cool. Remove from the pan and cool it on a wire rack.
  10. Frosting
  11. Melt the chocolate pieces by keeping it in a bowl over simmering water and stir well.
  12. Once it’s almost melt remove from the heat and let it cool completely.
  13. Beat butter and icing sugar together till creamy.
  14. Add the melted chocolate and mix well.
  15. Add milk little by little till it reaches the required spreadable consistency.
  16. Assembling
  17. Place one cake on the serving plate and spread some frosting uniformly on the cake.
  18. Place the second cake on top of the frosting (with the bottom side facing up) .
  19. Now cover the cake with the remaining frosting.
  20. Pipe a border around the top edge of the cake and decorate with slices of strawberries and silver balls or whatever you fancy.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/vanilla-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-frosting/