Rustic Pink Ombre Cake

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I meant to make this for a long time and now finally the time has come last weekend.

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This cake takes a little more time to make because the layers have to be baked separately. I had to divide the batter into 4 equal amounts and then I add the pink food color drop by drop, and more and more into each bowl until I got 4 different shades of pink.

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The filling is a Dr.Oetker cream which I bought from Budapest on my last visit. This is a light and fluffy cottage cheese cream with a hint of lemon. I didn’t add cottage cheese to it but instead I add Ricotta Cheese and I think the result is even better this way. For my Hungarian readers I can tell that the name of this cream is “Turos Tortakrem”.

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The pink daisies on top of this cake I made for my daughter as she asked me few weeks ago to make her a nice cake with pink flowers on top. So I had them made and left them dry in an airtight container and now I used them on this Ombre Cake. It was perfect since my sugar paste daisies were also painted in different shades of pink.

I covered the cake in a rustic way with the white cheese cream, I only wish I had more left over to make it even better.

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So I made my daughter’s wish come true and she was happy with it especially that is her 6th Birthday tomorrow and we sort of had this cake for her Birthday within the family. Another cake will come on Saturday when she will have a few close friends coming over for a tiny little Birthday Party. Really tiny as I am 35 weeks pregnant and I don’t feel up to host a large Birthday Party this time. So my next post will be about cakes and other stuff from Szonja’s 6th Birthday which I can already tell involves lots of butterflies 🙂

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Vanilla and Cherry Cupcakes with Philadelphia Cream Cheese Frosting

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This is a plain vanilla cupcake recipe (you know my favourite from Laura Vitale’s Kitchen), only made some changes like filled each cupcake with black cherry cake filling after they cooled down after baking.

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The frosting was an experiment and the result was not bad at all 🙂

I used Philadelphia cream cheese, little powdered sugar, little double cream and vanilla extract. I didn’t measure, I just add little by little until I got the right consistency and right flavour for my taste.

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Banana Cupcakes with White Chocolate Chips

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When watching the latest series of the American TV show the Next Great Baker, one of the contestants made Banana Cupcakes and I loved the way he has decorated those cupcakes! It wasn’t quite the same as I did, because he used different frosting, but I loved the idea of banana circles and chocolate flower on the top and that is what I tried to remake here.

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I had some very ripped bananas at home so I baked a moist banana cupcake and add 100 gr of white chocolate chips too. Frosting is simple whipped cream + fresh banana + chocolate flowers made from melted and piped dark chocolate.

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This recipe I found on Best Recipes.com and it couldn’t be any easier yet very delicious. The only change I made is that I add the white chocolate chips to the batter.

Ingredients:

  • 250 gr soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, finely mashed
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 100 gr white chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl with the electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the bananas then the flour, finely add the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into the cupcake cases and bake as usual.

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