THINK PINK FOR PINKTOBER CAKE…The cake I made for my dear husband’s birthday !

“Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.”
Edwin Hubbell Chapin

This is ‘Couture Cupcakes’ first blogging event, and I think its a great idea.To coincide with Pink Ribbon Day in Australia on October 22, Minko is inviting people to make a pink dish .

I baked this cake for DH’s birthday today,with only PINK in mind!! Though I don’t have a personal story related to the cause, I feel its important to spread the message and lend my support. Pink Ribbon Day aims to raise funds for breast cancer research; offer support services to women affected by breast cancer; and make women ‘breast aware’.
This is a chocolate cake with a whipped cream icing…where the cake is my canvas! This is pure therapy for me, and I love letting the colours flow!! Hope you enjoy doing this as much as I did…

Chocolate Cake
The basic cake recipe is one posted by Dariana on ‘Group Recipes’ for a Heavenly Chocolate Sacher Torte.
Ingredients:
6 egg whites
5 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
6 egg yolks
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Method:
  • 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 degree C 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 frosting and filling:

Whipping cream – 400ml
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Icing Sugar – 3-4 tbs (according to taste)
Method:
  • 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.
  • HERE IS YOUR CANVAS….
    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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Comments

  1. Judy @ No Fear Entertaining says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. Mishmash ! says:

    Fabric print on cake looks beautiful and would fill anyone’s heart with happiness….and as you said, working on a canvas like cake is a therapeutic pleasure

  3. Angel of mercy says:

    Hello !
    this cake is full of love for your husband, amazing and very beatiful ,congratulations !!!
    i wanna share with you one of my blogs if you wanna visit it :
    http://chocolate–recipes.blogspot.com
    see ya there

  4. The pink is so pretty, It’s such a nice cake…Looks tasty too!

  5. Anonymous says:

    This time spring seems to have come before winter!What a lovely looking cake.

  6. Swapna says:

    When a cake looks so good –
    the heart refuses to knife through it,
    while the stomach grumbles in anticipation.

    Caught between the two -
    the baker emerges the winner -
    having created a masterpiece!

  7. The Home Cook says:

    What a beautiful cake! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  8. aradhana says:

    ‘The cake looks absolutely delightful. Your husband is a very lucky man indeed! And what a thoughtful idea to contribute to a good cause. Wish there were more people like you.”

  9. Cooking Blogger says:

    Hi! Very interesting blog!

    And this cake is really made for some one very very special!!!

  10. PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. says:

    Thank you folks for all the LOVELY comments…they mean a LOT to me!! :0)

  11. Rohini's kitchen says:

    Cake looks fab..

  12. Rachel says:

    That is such a nice-looking cake..the details are so fine..

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