Thursday, December 27, 2012

Birthday cakes

Do you happen to know a lot of people whose birthdays are at the end of December? We have at least nine - jeps, our friends who were born between December 23-28. Hence lots of cheer, parties and birthday cakes right in the middle of the Holiday Season. What's your favourite birthday cake? Please send us your best recipes ! And in the meantime, here's ours: layer cake (lagkage in Danish) - by the wonderful Baking Book by Claus Meyer

For the 3-4 layers
4 large eggs
120g flour
125 g sugar

Pre-warm the oven to 190C. Beat the eggs and sugar, gradually start adding flour to the mix. Split the dough into 3-4 parts, and bake each layer in the middle of the oven for 15-20 min, until golden. 

For the filling (our own recipes)
(1) 1 package of piskefloede (cream, in Danish)
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

(2) or, you can also add a layer of the dulce lece (dolce latte, or karamelkreme)

Beat all the ingredients (1) with an electric hand-mixer until thick and creamy; chill in the fridge for about an hour. Generously spread the filling on each layer, add the decorations of your choice on top and to the sides of your layer-cake - voila. 

P.S. Happy Birthday, to all the cool people born today ! 

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