Spotty Cake

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This is a great celebration cake, perfect for showing off.

20 - 25 servings

Difficult 60 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Spotty Cake

For the Cake:

225 g Unsalted butter or Margarine (8 oz)
225 g Caster Sugar (8 oz)
225 g Self-Raising Flour (8 oz) Sieved
3 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
4 Medium Eggs

For the Buttercream:

75 g Unsalted butter
175 g Icing Sugar (6 oz)
3 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
about 30 ml Milk or warm water
60 g Strawberry Jam (4 tbsp)

For the Decoration:

45 - 60 g Apricot Jam (3-4 tbsp)
kg Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll White Icing
Dr. Oetker Green Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr. Oetker Pink Extra Strong Food Colour Gel

preparation

Preparation

Spotty Cake

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins.

Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and Vanilla Extract, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon.

Step 3: Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for approx. 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Step 4: Remove from oven and leave to cool before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Step 5: To make the buttercream, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar. Mix in the Vanilla Extract and enough milk/water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.

Step 6: Spread the jam on one of the cakes and use the buttercream to sandwich the two cakes together.

Step 7: Using a knife, cover the top and sides of the cake with apricot glaze.

Step 8: Take a small fist sized piece of the ready to roll white icing and divide it into two. Colour one piece of icing Lime Green and one piece Pink by adding 2-3 drops of Gel Food Colour (as per instructions) and kneading the icing until fully mixed and the colour is even.

Step 9: Take another large fist sized piece of Icing, colour using the Ultra Violet Gel Food Colour and set aside. Add the Gel Food Colour slowly until desired colour is achieved.

Step 10: Roll out the remaining Ready to Roll White Icing to a thickness of ½ cm. Make small balls using the pink and green coloured Icing approx 3mm in size. Dot them onto the rolled White Icing and flatten with a rolling pin until smooth.

Step 11: Using a rolling pin as support, drape the icing over the cake and smooth into position. Trim away any excess using a sharp knife.

Step 12: To create the Icing ribbon, cut strips of previously coloured pink icing 10cm x 2cm. Curl the strip back on itself to make a loop and arrange 10 loops on the top of the cake pointing towards the centre to create a bow effect.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Spotty Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1001 kJ
239 kcal
1696 kJ
405 kcal
Fat 12.42 g 21.04 g
Carbohydrate 29.19 g 49.48 g
Protein 2.42 g 4.10 g

preparation

Preparation

Spotty Cake

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins.

Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and Vanilla Extract, if the mixture starts to curdle, add a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon.

Step 3: Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for approx. 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Step 4: Remove from oven and leave to cool before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Step 5: To make the buttercream, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar. Mix in the Vanilla Extract and enough milk/water to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.

Step 6: Spread the jam on one of the cakes and use the buttercream to sandwich the two cakes together.

Step 7: Using a knife, cover the top and sides of the cake with apricot glaze.

Step 8: Take a small fist sized piece of the ready to roll white icing and divide it into two. Colour one piece of icing Lime Green and one piece Pink by adding 2-3 drops of Gel Food Colour (as per instructions) and kneading the icing until fully mixed and the colour is even.

Step 9: Take another large fist sized piece of Icing, colour using the Ultra Violet Gel Food Colour and set aside. Add the Gel Food Colour slowly until desired colour is achieved.

Step 10: Roll out the remaining Ready to Roll White Icing to a thickness of ½ cm. Make small balls using the pink and green coloured Icing approx 3mm in size. Dot them onto the rolled White Icing and flatten with a rolling pin until smooth.

Step 11: Using a rolling pin as support, drape the icing over the cake and smooth into position. Trim away any excess using a sharp knife.

Step 12: To create the Icing ribbon, cut strips of previously coloured pink icing 10cm x 2cm. Curl the strip back on itself to make a loop and arrange 10 loops on the top of the cake pointing towards the centre to create a bow effect.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Spotty Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1001 kJ
239 kcal
1696 kJ
405 kcal
Fat 12.42 g 21.04 g
Carbohydrate 29.19 g 49.48 g
Protein 2.42 g 4.10 g

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