Friday, 2 April 2010

Vanilla, Pineapple Cream Cake Spiked wtih Batida De Coco

I don't think when I was back at home we ever discoussed the weahter. Or I don't even remember watching the weahter report.
But here it is like a obsession. I sometimes wait for the guy/woman who talks about the weather to know what the weather is for the next day.
I guess one only get obsessed with the weather when we hardly get good weahter.

When we are in holiday in India we sometimes ring my inlaws here.
And one of the first things my FIL ask is how is the weahter there :-)

For the sponge cake. (Biscuit)
3 eggs
90 gm sugar
90 gm flour

Butter a 20 cm round cake tin with melted butter (do it twice and add a parchment paper under.
In a bowl add the eggs together with the sugar ( in a double bolier or on top of a warm water pan) beat them till they reach 37°c.
Take them out if the pan and beat them till the mixtures is cold, by the time it will look really white.
Add the sieved flour and fold into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
And bake them in a preheated oven 180°c for 20 to 23 minutes.
Mine took just 18 minutes to bake.
When the cake is baked turn the upside down and let it cool in a dry tea towel.

For the almond crunch.
1 tbsp butter
60 gm sugar
125 gm almond flakes

In a pan add the butter and sugarn till it is light brown, don't stir before it is light brown. Add the almond flakes and mix with the brown syrum.
Oil a baking pan / frease proof paper and divide the almond crunch into small portions.
When it is called crush therm into small pieces.

For the Stabilized whipped cream.

2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
4 tsp. cold water
2 c. heavy whipping cream (very cold)
1/4 c. confectioners' sugar ( I use only few tbsp of sugar as i don't like the cream too sweet)
2 tsp. clear vanilla extract
A bit of yellow colouring

Combine gelatin and cold water in small saucepan ir in the MW.
Stir it weel and let it cool slightly.
Whip cream, sugar and vanilla and the yellow colouring until slightly thickened. While beating slowly, gradually add gelatin to whipped cream mixture.
Whip at high speed until stiff.

Few tabsp of Batida Da Caco drink or you can use rum.
350 to 400 gm tinned pineapple drained.

To assembe the cake.
Slice the cake horizontally. You will have two pieces.
Sprinkle both the piece wtih the drink.
Take half of the pineappl and cut them finley and arrange on the cake and them take 1/4 of the whipped cream, and few tabp of the almond crunch and mix together and then spread this mixture on top of the pineapple.
Take the other piece of the cake and press on top.
Use the rest of the whipped cream for spreading the whol cake.
Decorate the side of the cake with the almond crunch and with agrrange the rest of the pineapple slices on top.
Keep in the fridge for half hour before you serve the cake.
Will up load the step by step pics later today.

70 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious cake..i love pineapple flavour...cute presentation

Angie's Recipes said...

It's pretty SUNNY here today...but just terribly windy and still quite chilly.
Your pineapple cream cake looks so sunny and yummy!

indosungod said...

Fantastic! That looks like work of art. Whatever the weather I am visiting you HC. Save a piece.

Jaya said...

Happy,
I haven't come across such a pretty looking cake recently ..this looks so beautiful and I am sure its so so yum too :)..this easter weekend its all rain here .our all plans to go out somewhere is ruined now ..
hugs and smiles

Sushma Mallya said...

wow thats a lovely cake,bright and beautiful...

Rachel said...

That is one gorgeous cake F!

meeso said...

That cake looks awesome!

Sumi said...

love the pineapple flavoured cake..looks beautiful

Pavithra said...

Oh wow thats wonderful yummy cake.. looks so good and nice combination of pineapple in it.

Srimathi said...

Pine apple cream, yum I love that part a lot.Your cake looks like a professionally made cake. Makes me want to have a slice of it.I thought looking at it, this cake would be a complicated one to make but it is not. Your recipe looks like it is simple. Very nice cake.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too love pineapple flavor, the whole house gets filled with the flavor while we bake :) The way u have decorated is so professional and nice photography as well!

Happy Cook said...

Thankyou all, one of the cakes hubby loves he even took second helping :-)

Cham said...

Gosh Is that Easter feast? Like a bakery cake, wonderful cake presentation!

Pavithra said...

This is sheer brilliance... the way u have decorated is mind blowing... great job dear

Miri said...

Wow! that is one delicious looking cake

elra said...

Batida de Coco, I like to say this words over and over again, sounds delicious!

Very pretty cake, how did you manage to decorate it like that? I am suck at piping!

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow,,,cake looks beautiful with nice presentation sure it will taste yummy,,,ingredients n preparation looks easy sure will try this one soon dear,,,

Laavanya said...

That is a delicious way to welcome spring hc - I looove pineapple cake. How pretty...

Priya said...

Wow cake looks cute and pretty...wat a fabulous work F..awesome!!

Superchef said...

i saw "spiked with" and i came running here! :) Believe me or not, this exact combo - vanilla cake with pineapply friosting/cream in it/on it is my favorite of all..always soo moist!

Soma said...

It is making me drool Finla! The almond, the cream and oh ever so pretty!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh boy, thats beautiful...lovely presentation. wonderful cake.

sowmya's creative saga said...

so pretty ..love the colour..

Divya Kudua said...

I loooooooove Pineapple Cream cakes and this one looks soooo lovely Finla!!

Silence Sings said...

wonderful presentation....

Ann said...

Thats a pretty cake, I love any cake with citrus in it. I have not heard of Batida de coco though - is that a liquer?

Maria said...

Pretty pretty cake Finla! Loved the pics :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy Easter HC.. :) this looks awesome..i really loved the last snap.. :)

Happy Cook said...

Ann it is a liguer with coconut and rum.

notyet100 said...

delicious cake,..

aquadaze said...

I once had a pineapple cake at a friend's place and she had spiked that with malibu rum. So I know that this cake you made must be absolutely delicious. And it looks gorgeous. Love the idea of adding almond crunch!

Just one Q...when do we add the flour? Not very clear from your steps above, I am guessing you need to add it after you have taken the beaten eggs off the double boiler.

Asha said...

Oh, you are becoming a baking expert now Finla, cake looks fabulous. Enjoy the holidays and see you soon once I get my blog fixed. It probably will be soon, I see some progress! :)

sra said...

oh my, how yellow is that cake! Interesting, the cake reminds me of that Japanese cake we get in the pastries.

here everyone discusses the weather mostly in summer - saying Oh God, it's so hot, and will try to outdo each other saying they are suffering more!

Mallugirl said...

wow!!! the weather is fine today and ur cake looks delightful!

jesse said...

What a pretty presentation! It looks too good to eat!

Happy Cook said...

Aquadazee, thankyou for mentioning about theflour, i forgote to write when to add, i have corrected the mistake :-)

Asha I sure hope you will be albe to post in your blog soon and fingers crossed they will fix the problem.

Rina said...

Beautiful cake dear..to die to..luv the pineapple flavour..

Gloria said...

OMG dear Happy Cook this look really georgeous, I love your presentation! gloria

Saswati said...

Finla the cake looks superb...but you were always a pro at baking.

Padhu said...

Fantastic and delicious cake .I am drooling!!!

Red Chillies said...

LOL, agree about the weather. But it is no unpredictable here and not to mention goes to the extremes.
Beautiful and gorgeous cake.

SS said...

Hey Finla! You cake looks really mouthwatering! Nice combo with the almonds and pineapples!

Eu Mulher said...

Hello dear!

I love pineapple, vanilla...cake

Very delicious!


Big kiss

Parita said...

I totally agree with you, when i was in swiss we used check the whether all the time, initially i thought it was so weird as i never even thought of weather when going out in india but there its really reqd to avoid any disappointments!
Cake looks scrumptious!

tigerfish said...

I am not a "cream person", so I like everything without the whipped cream. Your cake looks gorgeous!

Ivy said...

Love pineapple and your cake and presentation looks beautiful and perfect as an Easter cake.

Gulmohar said...

I love pineaplle and it's flavor..gorgeous cake .so so pretty :-)
I realized the value of sunshine only after leaving India :-)

Deeba PAB said...

Lady after my heart...what a gorgeous Spring cake F!! I LOVE it!! It's beautiful!

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!! Awesome!!! looks so gorgeous and yummy!!

shankari said...

Looks like a sunflower- you have so much patience.

Suma said...

Looks too good!! Can u please share if there is a way to stabilize cream without using gelatin? It would be of great help.

Tina said...

Wow...soooo delicious and mouthwatering cake dear..Pass one BIG slice to me dear...

Sophie said...

Waw,...what a stunning & beautiful master piece, what a creation!!

I am truly gobsmacked!!!!!!

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Aparna said...

What a beautiful cake, F. Your cake is the perfect antidote for your weather. :)

And its so hot here, I envy your weather. LOL

Aparna said...

What a beautiful cake, F. Your cake is the perfect antidote for your weather. :)

And its so hot here, I envy your weather. LOL

5 Star Foodie said...

Fabulous cake, sounds so wonderful with pineapple!

Ria Mathew said...

Finla, the cake looks delicious! I haven't had my breakfast as yet,would love one big slice of that cake! YUM!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

What a beautiful and colorful cake! You did a great job decorating!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Absolutely divine!!

sophia said...

What a unique and beautiful cake!

Now that I'm in sunny LA, I rarely really check up on the weather...but I used to do that compulsively in DC!

Akal's Saappadu said...

wow, that's a fantastic cake!!!

I have never seen the weather report while in India either!!! here, we're obliged to see before we get out of the house :)

shriya said...

Lovely, yummy, mouth watering cake. I am drooling over here. Wonderful presentation and it looks very professional.

Usha said...

This cake looks so beautiful and inviting, I would not have the heart to bite into it ! Yum....

Juliana said...

Wow, what a great looking cake...batida de coco? Sure will go for it :-)

Veggie Belly said...

wow! you had me at 'pineapple'!

lissie said...

I would love to grab a piece of that cake right now... such a delicious, flavorful cake!!!

Amruta said...

Wow, the cake looks great...Love the icing and the the way it looks. Awesome job

PreeOccupied said...

Very beautiful. Love that Spring yellow in your photos!

Manasi said...

I love cake, any weather!
I feel like having a piece, will cheer me up!

Samta said...

yum yum yum - wish I could eat it off the computer........... :)

I so wish I lived close to your place - I would have been one regular visitor to your kitchen :)