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My Mother-In-Law from Chile was a cook. This is one of our favorite birthday/holiday cake. It tastes so much better the next day. Definitly worth the effort.
- Mix Whites on High in large bowl for appx 7-10 minutes. (Must be fluffy and light texture).
- Add sugar, mix in well.
- Add 1 or 2 at a time egg yolk, mixing with a wire-whisk folding the yolk inches (color will all be a light yellow when you are finished).
- In a separate bowl, mix flower and baking powder with whisk or fork.
- Pour small amounts into a fine strainer over the large bowl with the folded eggs and sugar. After each session of small pours, fold flour with baking soda into the large bowl with wire-whisk.
- (Hint: the wire-whisk should look like a chicken drumstick each time you come up from the fold).
- Butter a rounded pan –a spring form works best (cake will rise almost half way up, so make sure pan is deep enough).
- Cook on 300 degrees for appx 40 minutes. Until cake is golden.
- While cake is cooking prepare fruit and cream (frosting).
- Choose any fruit you like (peaches, raspberries, strawberries, pineapple work best).
- In small to medium saucepan put 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of water. Cook on medium and continually stir until it starts to boil. Then add fruit; cook for several minutes for flavor to take place in liquid and in fruit.
- Put fruit in Fridge to cool a little before cake is finished.
- Cream (Frosting).
- 1 Big (I think it is 1 ltr) Heavy Whip Cream.
- ¾ cup of sugar.
- Mix on High until texture is much like a soft frosting, not liquid.
- You may add 1 can of manjar/dulce de leche for added flavor (can of condensed milk boiled in can for several hours-do not open can until it has been at least 2 ½ hours boiling)
- Finishing Cake.
- Once cake is cooked let it cool.
- Once cooled, cut in center (or twice to make 3 layers). Pour spoon sized amounts of juice from fruit all over on bottom layer. Add finished cream frosting, add fruit. Add on the next layer and Repeat on all layers.
- Top layer is normally decorated with fruit in patterns, and sides of cake covered with finished cream.
- Listo! The cake is ready.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe, It brought back many memories of my grandmother who use to make this wonderful cake for our birthdays. I never got to get the recipe from her. I make it for my son today and it was a huge hit. Thank you so much
Great cake recipe - took me back to birthday's growing up. I always wanted to make this but had no one to ask for the recipe. Thanks for posting... it is worth all the extra work!