How to make it

  • For the cake:
  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature in a very large bowl for 30 minutes. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat; cool. Stir egg yolks and vanilla into the cooled chocolate mixture. Set mixture aside.
  • Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating about 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  • Fold about 1 cup of the egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold chocolate mixture into remaining egg white mixture. Sift about one-third of the flour over the egg mixture; gently fold in. (If the bowl is too full, transfer mixture to a larger bowl.) Repeat twice, sifting and folding in one-third of the flour at a time.
  • Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degre F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Completely cool cake in the pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan. Brush crumbs from edges of cake. (Top crust will be slightly flaky.) Remove bottom of pan from cake.
  • For the filling & frosting:
  • Cool, and then slice horizontally into 2 layers .
  • Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla essence till it holds peaks
  • Adjust the sweetness as required.
  • Reserve 2-3 tsps for each colour you intend to use in small bowls.
  • With the rest, sandwich the cake using 1/3.
  • Frost the cake with the remaining whipped cream.
  • Using zipbags with the corners snipped off, paint on whatever you desire with as many different colours.
  • THIS GIVES PURE THERAPEUTIC PLEASURE...and tastes great too.
  • I finished it off with a sprinkling of pink chocolate shavings, which I made with melting white chocolate, and colouring it pink with food colour.
  • Chill well before serving!

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  • veryvegan 9 years ago
    Very beautiful, you are definitely talented!
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  • lor 10 years ago
    Ohhhhhhh... if I could only decorate a cake. I have a great idea!!! I'll bake the cake and you can visit me in Ontario, Canada to decorate it LOL
    Thank you Vindee.
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  • pinkpasta 10 years ago
    Hi Vindee!
    Ok...I went to Explore and saw this cake as one of the 'beautiful' pictures. Before I even clicked on the picture, I knew it had to be your cake! Your beautiful decorating has become famous! This, like all of your others, is gorgeous.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Oh Vindee!I agree with michelle73.I wish I could learn to make such beautiful cakes.Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  • pink 10 years ago
    Thank you, my kind of cake color, Pink!
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  • michelle73 10 years ago
    Vindee I wish I could make the pretty cakes like you do! I did one a few years ago for my son's birthday. I baked a 9x13 and did the tinted coconut bit and tried to make it like a dinosaur park. It even had a blue icing lake flowing off down the side. It was the most horrendous looking thing but it tasted good. And the kids liked it so I guess that's all that matters. But I certainly would never win any decorating contests. In fact, they'd give me a prize just to withdraw LOL. Your cakes are beautiful!
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  • scrumptious 10 years ago
    This is stunning. You are an icing artiste!
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