November 04, 2018

Confetti cake

Funfetti or confetti cake


Just as we wind up Halloween, I stay up trying to make a cake for Tiny M who is coming up on 6 years. Not a little guy anymore!

His request for this year were confetti cake and Pokemon cookies. So when they went to bed, I browsed through recipes and zeroed in on Smitten Kitchen's recipe.  I wanted to make a two-layer cake, so I doubled up her recipe except egg whites partly because I had only 3 eggs at home and it was too late to get more.  I also had vanilla bean paste at hand and used it. The only thing I did not double was the sprinkle measurement, but it was close.

Let me tell you, her idea of using cornstarch in this cake is genius! I haven't used cornstarch in cakes before and wasn't so sure, but I went with the directions.  It made the cake soft and the white cake also pops the colors of the sprinkles.

I used whipped cream instead of the butter cream for some lightness and a little sprinkles to round it off.

Ingredients:
(recipe from Smitten Kitchen)
 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup or 2 sticks butter
1 and 1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 tspoon salt
3 large egg whites
1 cup buttermilk (I just made it from yogurt)
2 tspoon baking powder
4 tbspoon cornstarch
1/2 tspoon vanilla bean paste or 2 tspoon vanilla essence

Frosting
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tspoon vanilla bean paste

Method:
Heat the oven to 350degF and butter and flour your cake pans. Set them aside.

Now mix the sugar and butter for 3-4 minutes till it mixes well. Add the egg whites one at a time till the mixture looks fluffy.

Then add in the vanilla paste and the buttermilk and I couldn't say it better than what Deb says in her blog - it starts to look like curdled milk or fresh paneer. Don't be alarmed. It's okay.

Add in the cornstarch and baking powder and mix it well together. Then add in the flour till it all mixes well.

Now add in the sprinkles and fold it in with a spatula, but be careful. The color from the sprinkles will start to run, so avoid too much mixing.

Separate it in two pans and bake. Mine took 24 minutes so anywhere between 20-25 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake cool. Make the whipped cream right before it's ready to be served.

For the whipped cream, mix heavy whipping cream with sugar and vanilla and mix till the soft peaks form.

Funfetti or confetti cake
Now spread some whipped cream evenly between the two layers and all around the cake.

Use some sprinkles for decorations and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure the kids went crazy for the colorful confetti cake! Happy birthday to your little guy- can't believe he is 6 years old :)

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