Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get the cakespiration juices flowing.
This take off, of a well-known supermarket own brand cake, was created after a friend of mine – who can only eat gluten free and dairy free – commented on how bad they were and hopefully I could do better!! I love a challenge.
Challenge accepted and here is the result – as it happens one of Noah’s favourites too. This light and fluffy slice is relatively easy to make and keeps well for at least 3 days, in a sealed container. You wouldn’t really know they were a free from cake!
Preheat your oven to Gas 3, 170c, 160c fan
Line 2 small brownie/cake trays c25cm long, c3cm deep and c14cm wide
- 4 large eggs
- 240g vegetable oil
- 220g caster sugar
- 240g gluten free self raising flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2 drops of pink colouring ( I used Rainbow Dust pink gel)
- 2 drops of strawberry flavouring (optional – I use Foodie Flavours)
- 50g Stork for Baking
- 170g Icing sugar
- few drops of water
I would suggest making the main cake mix twice. Firstly weigh out 2 eggs, 120g veg oil, 110g caster sugar, 120g gluten free self raising flour and a teaspoon of vanilla essence and using a hand-held mixer whisk the lot together until light and fluffy – 3 – 4 minutes. Pour this batter into the 1st cake tin and bake for 18 – 22 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool before removing from the tin.
To make the 2nd batch of cake mix, put the remaining 2 eggs, oil, sugar, gluten free flour, pink colour and optional drops of strawberry flavour and again whisk until light and fluffy, pour into the tin and bake for the same amount of time. Or until the inserted skewer comes out clean.
To make the filling – similar to that of a buttercream, without using butter, beat the Stork until light and fluffy, mix in 100g of icing sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and a few drops of water (this will help to spread the filling over the base of the cake) then continue beating using an electric hand-held whisk until the mix is light and fluffy – it turns a pale shade of white too.
In order to spread the filling, ensure both cakes are cool and have been removed from the tins.
Place the pink cake down first and spread over the filling then top with the vanilla cake slice.
Using the remaining 70g icing sugar, the drop of pink colouring and a few drops of water, mix up a thick, pipeable water icing.
To keep the cake looking trim and neat you may want to cut the edges off the cake before serving. Then cut the cake into as many small pieces as you can or as large as you feel, I got about 24 mini Angel Cake Slices.
Finally to finish off the cakes slices, pipe the pink icing over the cut slices, I used a Wilton number 5 piping nozzle for the drizzle.