17 August, 2009

Raspberry Vanilla Cake

I'm impressed and often admire people who does nice cake decorations. I wish I could do that as well but I've never attend any cooking or baking class. For a start I bought a syringe icing set and this is my 1st try!

  • 3 cups Softasilk cake flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened ( High altitude : Reduce to 1 cup )
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2- 2 tsp clear vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup seedless red raspberry jam

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F ( High altitude :375 degree F ) and grease the baking pan.
  2. Beat softened butter and sugar in a large bowl with electrical mixer on high speed until fluffy.
  3. Beat in cake flour,baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, vanilla and eggs on medium speed until blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer.
  4. Spread batter evenly into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Raspberry Cream Frosting :-
  • 1 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 - 4 cups powder sugar ( I like the cream not too sweet so I just used 2 cups )
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry Syrup ( I replaced with 1/2 cup Seedless Raspberry Jam )

  1. Beat butter and vanilla with electrical mixture until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and syrup/ jam.
  3. Blend until well combined.
  4. Decorate the cake and refrigerate cake to set frosting.
  5. Garnish with fresh raspberry.

Allow cake to stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

At the same time, I also did some cupcake for SB. I hope he will enjoy it during his tea break at office :)


Little Corner of Mine said...

I don't know how to ice a cake too. Haha...to me, as long as it's pleasing to the eyes, it's passed. Yours look very sweet, so it's passed.

不一样的天空 said...

Thanks!But I will not do it again coz SB n myself need to finish the whole cake, very fatty :)