Thursday, December 18, 2014

Joan’s Cake/ Rainbow cake

When i saw this Joan's rainbow cake in tamil movie "Un Samayal Arayal" which is the remake of Malayalam movie "Salt n Pepper" i very munch tempted to make this cake.But i didnt get the proper recipe for this recipe. Suddenly last month i caught a mail from swathi ,says we have to bake Joan's rainbow cake for December month challenge. Even though i'm not posting any recipe in my blog for past one month due to my personal reason. I made my mind to post this recipe .Thanks Swathi and Juile of Erivum puliyum .Really enjoyed doing this challenge.Linking this recipe to Baking partner challenge.




Ingredients

Strawberry Cake

All purpose Flour                   1/2 cup


Corn Flour                              1 tbsp

Baking powder                       1 tsp

Egg                                         1 No

Butter                                     2 tbsp

Oil                                         2 tbsp

Sugar                                     1/2 cup

Strawberry   puree                100 grams

Red food color                       few drops (Optional)

Strawberry extract                 1 tsp (Optional)

Pistha Cake

All purpose Flour                   1/2 cup


Corn Flour                              1 tbsp

Baking powder                       1 tsp

Egg                                         1 No

Butter                                     2 tbsp

Oil                                         2 tbsp

Sugar                                     1/2 cup

Pista                                       1/2 cup

Milk                                       1/4 cup

Green food color                    few drops (Optional)

Orange Cake

All purpose Flour                   1/2 cup


Corn Flour                              1 tbsp

Baking powder                       1 tsp

Egg                                         1 No

Butter                                     2 tbsp

Oil                                         2 tbsp

Sugar                                     1/2 cup

Orange Juice                         1/4 cup

Orange Zest                          1/2 tsp

Orange Food color               few drops (optional)


Method

Wash and hull strawberries,chop the strawberries.Combine the chopped strawberries,sugar(1 tbsp) and water in a small sauce pan.Cook till softened,cool the mixture and puree to a paste.

Preheat oven to 350F . Grease the baking pan or line it with parchment paper.(I used two 4" cake pan.)

In a bowl shift flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream butter,oil and sugar together. Add  egg and beat well. 

Now add flour and fold in well.Then add strawberry puree and combine well. Add red food color and strawberry extract if using.Combine well and pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake it for 30- 35 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.Allow the cake to cool completely 


Pista Cake

Soak the pista in milk for 30 minutes to an hour . Blend the pista in a blender as a fine paste.


Preheat oven to 350F . Grease the baking pan or line it with parchment paper.(I used two 4" cake pan.)

In a bowl shift flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream butter,oil and sugar together. Add  egg and beat well. 

Now add flour and fold in well.Then add pista puree and combine well. Add green food color if using.Combine well and pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake it for 30- 35 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.Allow the cake to cool completely 

Orange Cake

Preheat oven to 350F . Grease the baking pan or line it with parchment paper.(I used two 4" cake pan.)

In a bowl shift flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl cream butter,oil and sugar together. Add  egg and beat well. 

Now add flour and fold in well.Then add orange juice,orange zest and combine well. Add orange food color if using.Combine well and pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake it for 30- 35 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.Allow the cake to cool completely.

Cool the cake completely, cover with cling wrapper  and kept in fridge until use.

Assembly

Ingredients

Whipping cream                1 cup

Sugar                                 2 tbsp

Vanilla extract                     1 tsp 

Whip the cream in a hand blender until firm. once cream become firm add sugar ,vanilla extract and beat unitl soft peeks

Trim the domed portion of the cake. First place orange cake and apply dollop of whipped cream on top. Now place the second cake and apply a dollop of whipped cream and place the 3rd one.


Now crumb coat the entire cake with whipped cream and place in the fridge for an hour.


And then take out from the fridge and apply more whipped cream on the sides on top . Decorate the top of the cake with your choice.


Note

I halved the original recipe to cut down the calories  i made it in a 2x4" cake pan.You can double the quantity and able to do in 6" inch pan.

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