For children's holidays (or to order), I sometimes prepare the most delicious cake "Sunflower". A very beautiful, effective cake in the form of a large, bright flower always makes a great impression: both on adults and on children. In addition, it is incredibly tasty: sweet, delicate, with a pleasant honey flavor of cakes, a refreshing orange cream and incredibly airy protein cream, which serves not only as a decor, but also as a great flavoring addition.
- eggs - 2 pieces;
- white sugar - 200 grams;
- whole grain flour - 500-600 grams;
- salt - a pinch;
- baking soda - 10 grams;
- butter - 60 grams;
- liquid honey - 100 milliliters.
For orange cream:
- eggs - 4 pieces;
- sugar - 200 grams;
- orange - 3 pieces;
- butter - 200 grams;
- potato starch - 50 grams.
For protein custard:
- granulated sugar - 300 grams;
- salt - a pinch;
- citric acid - 0.5 teaspoons;
- vanillin or vanilla extract - to taste;
- water - 80 milliliters;
- egg whites - 5 pieces;
- food colors: yellow, green, black.
The most delicious cake "Sunflower". Step by step recipe
- First, prepare an orange cream for the Sunflower Cake. With well-washed and dryly rubbed oranges, remove the zest. How to do it right, look on our site “Very tasty”. From the fruit itself, squeeze out fresh orange juice through a juicer.
- Pour juice into a stewpan, shift the citrus zest and half granulated sugar. We put on the stove and bring to a boil.
- Separately, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar, gradually pour in the potato starch and knead well.
- Pour the hot orange-sugar mixture into the egg mass, quickly and thoroughly knead with a whisk until smooth.
- Again we send to the stove, set a moderate fire, and cook the orange cream for the gentle honey cake "Sunflower": until thickened.
- Grind the hot orange cream through a sieve. We shift the butter to it and mix well until it is completely dissolved. Then leave to cool.
- Cooking cake layers. In a wide container we mix eggs, melted honey, butter, granulated sugar and soda. In this recipe, you do not need to extinguish soda with vinegar.
- We send the well-mixed mixture to the steam bath: until all the ingredients are homogeneous.
- When heated, the mass brightens, becomes larger in volume. Gradually introduce half the pre-sifted flour.
- Then add the rest of the flour and knead our dough for honey cake well. It should turn out soft and elastic.
- We divide the dough into seven equal parts. We roll each piece into a cake (we cut out even cakes in shape) and bake on a baking sheet covered with parchment.
- Baking time - five minutes, the temperature in the oven - 180 degrees Celsius.
- We coat the baked cakes with orange cream and collect the “Sunflower” cake.
- Tip. If after baking your cakes are slightly deformed, they can be carefully trimmed again.
- We leave the impregnated cake for eight hours. Then we decorate, giving it the appearance of a flower of a sunflower.
- As a basis for decoration, we will use a protein custard. To do this, use a mixer to beat chilled proteins in a thick lush foam, with the addition of a pinch of salt.
- To sugar add a little for the taste of citric acid, vanilla extract and half water. Water should moisten all the sugar.
- We put sugar syrup on a moderate fire and cook until completely dissolved: about ten minutes.
- We still introduce hot syrup into proteins, without stopping whipping. When the cream doubles in volume, it is ready.
- We coat the top and sides of our cake with protein cream.
- We divide the remaining cream into three parts. One of them needs to be done more.
- We paint the largest part yellow, the other two parts green and black. How to use food colors, see the packaging.
- Using a pastry bag, we first make leaflets for our sunflower from green protein custard. We make them from the bottom, going around the perimeter of the cake.
- Next we make the sunflower petals, from yellow cream. The middle is left blank.
- Having replaced the nozzle for the pastry bag and filling it with black cream, we make seeds for our Sunflower cake.
A wonderful, incredibly beautiful cake will surprise your guests and delight your family. Cook with our site “Delicious”: and you will become an unsurpassed culinary specialist, and your desserts will become the pinnacle of culinary art.