Number 1 Birthday Cake
I made a number 1 birthday cake for my granddaughter, Aisha, who turned 1 last week. For this cake I made a double batch of my chocolate cake mixture. I drew a number 1 on a A4 paper, cut it out, then shaped the number 1 from there onto the cakes. With the left over cake pieces I made a chocolate trifle.
To make the number 1 cake you will need to make 2 batches of chocolate cake mixture.
Ingredients for 1 cake:
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup cooking oil
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cake flour
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 25cm x 20cm baking tin. In a large mixing bowl and using an electric beater mix together the egg yolk, sugar, water and oil until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the dry ingredients and fold it into the wet ingredients.
Use a clean, dry bowl and whisk, whip the egg whites until stiff. Fold the stiff egg whites into the cake mixture. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Now mix and bake the second layer as above.
To make the butter cream you will need
125g soft butter
1 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Enough milk to make it spreadable
Cream the butter until smooth. Add the icing sugar and cocoa powder mix together. Add drops of milk to make the mixture soft and spreadable. Sandwich the 2 layers together using the butter cream.
I used the left over cake pieces to make a chocolate trifle. I’ll share the recipe in my next post.
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Posted on 04/11/2015, in Number 1 Cake and tagged birthday cake, cape malay cooking, Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights, Cape Town, CHOCOLATE CAKE, Easy, Homemade, number 1 cake, quick, TRADITIONAL. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Looks yumm.. And so colourful… Happy bday to little Aisha.. 💞💞💞😊😊😊
Thank you 🙂
Hi I just want to thank you for the awsome recipes I feel like a chef by now. I have tried some of the recipes and it came out beautiful. Thank you thank you so much. May God bless you always.
Regards Alice On 4 Nov 2015 11:00, “Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith” wrote:
> Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights posted: “I made a number 1 birthday > cake for my granddaughter, Aisha, who turned 1 last week. For this cake I > made a double batch of my chocolate cake mixture. I drew a number 1 on a > A4 paper, cut it out, then shaped the number 1 from there onto the cakes. > With t”
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