Aarsi’s Ultimate Valentine Cake

Recipe by Aarsis Kitchen
READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 Cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Method for Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and 7 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • Using the paddle attachment, start beating the egg yolks in a bowl.
  • While beating the eggs, very slowly add water. Combine well.
  • Now slowly add the oil to create an emulsion (smooth consistency).
  • Add the sifted flour mixture in several batches to form a smooth batter.
  • Add the cardamom seeds. Mix for another ten-fifteen seconds. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, start beating egg whites while gradually adding seven tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  • Beat until this mixture forms peaks and triples in volume.
  • Gently, fold the egg whites into the egg yolk and flour batter. Do this in three batches and do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter on to a 12” x 16” baking sheet, which has been coated with cooking spray and dusted with all-purpose flour.
  • Place this tray on the top rack of the preheated oven.
  • Bake until the cake tester comes out clean. It should take about ten to fifteen minutes, depending on the oven.
  • When the cake is baked, take the baking sheet out of the oven and place it on a cooling rack. Bring to room temperature.
  • Using a 3-inch cookie cutter cut 12 circles out of the cake sheet. Set them aside.
  • Method for Rose Frosting:
  • Start beating 1 Cup heavy whipping cream in a mixer bowl, using a whisk attachment.
  • Once frothy, gradually add the powdered sugar.
  • Once the sugar is combined, add the food color with the help of a toothpick.
  • Add the rose water.
  • Continue beating until it triples in volume and forms peaks.
  • Place the frosting in a zip lock bag. Seal the bag to remove air. Push the frosting to one corner and snip that corner of the bag.
  • Garnishing:
  • Unsalted Shelled Pistachios, chopped.
  • Edible Dried Rose Petals.
  • Once, you have the frosting ready and the cake cooled, its time to get creative!
  • Assembling:
  • Place one cake circle at the bottom of a glass bowl.
  • Pipe the prepared frosting to cover this cake circle.
  • Place another cake circle on top of this frosting and repeat part 2.
  • Garnish with pistachios and rose petals.
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