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Valentine Cake

February 14, 2014

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Cooking time: 20-25 mins.
Preparation time: 40 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 8-in heart shaped pans, pastry bag and nozzle
Oven temperature: 375-400° F

For 10 servings you need:

First cake:
2 eggs
pinch salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
fes drops vanilla extract

Second cake:
2 eggs
pinch sale
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
few drops strawberry flavoring

Butter icing: *
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 – 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

Glacé icing:**
3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons warm water

1. Separate eggs and beat whites with salt until they are stiff, then beat in the egg yolks.

2. Add sugar and continue beating until the mixture is thick and creamy.

3. Fold in the cornstarch and extract.

4. Bake for time and temperature given.

5. When cooked, turn out and cool.

6. Make second cake in the same way, this time adding strawberry flavoring.

7. Sandwich the cakes together with a little of the butter icing.

8. Put the cake on a board and pour the glacé icing over to cover completely.

9. Pipe an edging using bag and nozzle with the butter icing.

10. Decorate with ribbons and flowers.

TO VARY: For thicker icing use 5 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar and coat twice before piping.

TO STORE: This keeps several days.

*To make butter icing: Cream ingredients together.

** To make glacé icing: Blend confectioners’ sugar and water.


Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

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