For children's holidays (or to order), I sometimes cook the most delicious cake "Sunflower". Very beautiful, spectacular cake in the form of a large, bright flower, always makes a great impression: both for adults and for children. In addition, it is incredibly delicious: sweet, tender, with a pleasant honey flavor cakes, a refreshing orange cream and an incredibly airy protein cream that serves not only as a decor but also as a great flavor supplement.
For the cake:
- eggs - 2 pieces;
- white sugar - 200 grams;
- whole-grain flour - 500-600 grams;
- salt - a pinch;
- Food soda - 10 grams;
- butter - 60 grams;
- honey liquid - 100 milliliters.
For an 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 is Sunflower. Step-by-step recipe
- First we prepare an orange cream for a cake "Sunflower". With a well washed and dryed with oranges, remove the zest. How to do it right, look on our website "Very tasty". From the fruit itself through the juicer squeeze out fresh orange juice.
- We pour the juice into the saucepan, shift the citrus peel and half of the sugar. We put it on the stove and bring it to a boil.
- Separately beat the eggs with the remaining sugar, gradually pour the potato starch and mix well.
- The hot orange-sugar mixture is poured into the egg mass, quickly and thoroughly kneaded with whisk until uniform.
- Again, send to the stove, put out a moderate fire, and cook an orange cream for a tender honey cake "Sunflower": until thick.
- Hot orange cream rub through a sieve. To him, shift the butter and mix well until it is completely dissolved. Then leave to cool.
- We prepare cakes for cake. In a wide container mix eggs, melted honey, butter, sugar and soda. In this recipe, it is not necessary to extinguish soda with vinegar.
- A well-mixed mixture is sent to the steam bath: until all the ingredients become homogeneous.
- When heated, the mass becomes lighter, becomes larger in volume. We gradually add half of the previously sieved flour.
- Then we pour the rest of the flour, and we mix our dough well for the honey cakes. It should be soft and elastic.
- The dough is divided into seven equal parts. Each piece is rolled into a cake (we cut out flat cakes on the form) and baked on a baking sheet covered with parchment.
- The baking time is five minutes, the temperature in the oven is 180 degrees Celsius.
- Baked cakes are smeared with orange cream and collect the cake "Sunflower".
- Council. If after baking your cakes are slightly deformed, they can be trimmed neatly once again.
- The soaked cake is left for eight hours. Then 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, using a mixer, whip the cooled proteins into a thick, thick foam with the addition of a pinch of salt.
- Add some sugar to the taste of citric acid, vanilla extract and half of water. Water should moisten all sugar.
- We put sugar sir on a moderate fire and cook until completely dissolved: about ten minutes.
- Still hot syrup is gradually introduced into proteins, without stopping to whip. When the cream is doubled in volume, it is ready.
- Protein cream promazyvaem top and sides of our cake.
- We divide the remaining cream into three parts. One of them needs to be done more.
- The most part is painted in yellow, the other two parts - in green and black. How to use food colors, see the packaging.
- With the help of a confectionery bag, we first make leaves for our sunflower from a green protein custard. We make them from the very bottom, bypassing the perimeter of the cake.
- Next we make sunflower petals, from a cream of yellow color. We leave the middle blank.
- After changing the nozzle for the confectionery bag and filling it with black cream, make seeds for our cake "Sunflower".
A beautiful, incredibly beautiful cake, will surprise your guests very much and please your relatives. Cook together with our site "Very tasty": and you will become an unsurpassed culinary expert, and your desserts will be the pinnacle of culinary art.