1 hr 25 mins
This is a pretty traditional recipe used to make fancy litttle cakes that adorn weddings, showers and high tea parties. Make subtle changes to make it your own signature dessert and watch the crowds oooh and awww over your marvelous creations. Adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe.
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- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 2/3 cups sugar
- 2/3 shortening
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
- 5 egg whites
- 1/2 cup Amaretto
- 1 cup on strawberry jam
- 2Preheat oven to 350. Grease and line a jelly pan roll.
- 3Beat all ingredients except egg whites in a large bowl on low for 30 seconds. Beat on High for 2 minutes. Beat in egg whites on high for 2 additional minutes.
- 4Pour batter into pans and bake about 20 minutes until inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
- 5Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.
- 6Cut crusted ends off and discard.
- 7Cut cake into 4 perfectly equal squares (use ruler).
- 8Using a serrated knife, carefully slice each quarter into two layers.
- 10Lightly brush first layer with Ameretto (or other liquor of your choice). Do not soak the cake.
- 11Warm jam so it spreads easily, and lightly brush cake (it should be very thin).
- 12Repeat until you have 4 layers of cake (do not brush top layer).
- 13Losely cover and refrigerate cake until filling has completely set (several hours).
- 14Cut each square into 12 small cakes (use a ruler), keep other cakes in place to help support the others.
- 15Poured Fondant.
- 16Mix all ingredients in top of a double boiler until smooth (about 100 degrees).
- 17Remove from heat but keep over the hot water.
- 18Place cakes on a cooling rack, and gently laddle glaze over the cakes.
- 19Refrigerate and enjoy.
- 20Experiment with different combinations. I like Chambord and seedless blackberry jam. Grand Marnier is also yummy with orange marmalade. Try apricot jam with peach schnops or Kalua with chocolate cake. The possibilities are endless.
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Nutritional Facts for Petits Fours
Serving Size: 1 (117 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 336.6
- Calories from Fat 5
- Total Fat 0.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 1.7 mg
- Sodium 178.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 81.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 63.9 g
- Protein 2.4 g
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