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Wishing DH a very happy b’day with a yummy cake!!!

Spring is in the air.. People are seen with thinner coats walking their pets around.. Squirrels, sparrows, ducks and lots of other birds are back to fascinate my toddler :)

It feels like GOD has decided to paint his white canvas after all these months… I am dying to see him use the lush greens and bright colors on his palatte.. ?Chicago is such a beautiful place during the spring and summer .. We have lovely golf courses, beautiful streams and bridges near our house .. Above all we are longing to keep our windows open to let fresh air in.. We are tired of the heaters and the house arrest..Ofcourse I want to take my son out for long walks and play with him in the parks

Let me get back to the actual blog post now.. It was Vicky’s bday yesterday so there were lots of thoughts on what cake to bake… Well as you all know I don’t have a significant sweet tooth but Vicky is a great lover of sweets and dairy..

Thought train went from one cake to another….Just then I remembered the cake we had once ordered for our nephew for his brithday… Wow it was delightful, light , creamy and delicious… The one that stole even my heart… ?that’s it no more thoughts on what to bake… I decided it has to be “PINEAPPLE N CREAM CAKE”. Vicky’s love for cream is kind of a fact that we would not miss to include in our Family Encyclopedia, if we ever created one.

Promptly I started with the baking as per my plan. I was a little panicky because I had never handled fresh cream for decoration before.. plus wanted the cake to be the best as I had called his friends for cake cutting and dinner.. I took extreme care in every step.

By the time I had finished having fun with cream, decorating the cake, the ones I had in the pastry cone started melting so the cake did not have DH’s name on it… :( ?Anyway the end result though was not perfectly professional to look at, but believe me it tasted absolutely divine…

I had a simple menu for the party as we had a toddler to be fed,cleaned and entertained plus the cooking and cleaning

  • Paneer Parathas
  • Pooris
  • Channa Masala
  • Steamed Basmati
  • Punjabi Kadi Pakodi
  • Ofcourse the beauty of the day, the CAKE

Surprisingly all the items on menu turned out great and the guests were very happy indeed, but the CAKE bagged the first prize, you see it was CAKEWALK for her :)

Find here is the recipe and some pictures that I could capture on the busy day


What’s needed:-

The Sponge cake

  • 0.5 cup of AP flour
  • 0.5 cup of Whole wheat flour
  • 6 Eggs seperated ( I know you could call this an omelette instead of cake :) )
  • 1 cup or less Powdered Sugar
  • 1.4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the cream part of it

  • 400 ml heavy whipping cream ( It was his bday .. and ofcourse a wonderful excuse for indulgence ;) )
  • 4 TBsp of Icing sugar
  • Food colors of your choice ( I used yellow and green just a couple of drops
  • Chopped pineapple about 3/4 cup

Pineapple juice say 1/4 cup ?mixed with a few tbsps of water for moistening the cake

How To’s

The Sponge Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 8 X 8 inch pan and line it with foil
  2. Mix the flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl
  3. In another small bowl beat the egg yolks well, then add vanilla essence and mix well. ?Now add the Sugar and mix well again
  4. In a big bowl take the egg whites and beat them really well ( you can imagine probably your boss while you do this ;) ) . At the end the egg whites should hold peaks.
  5. Now slowly fold in the egg yolk mixture into the Egg whites, followed by the dry mixture. DO NOT OVERMIX. Just fold in everything
  6. Pour it into the greased pan, tap the pan on the counter edges and make sure you have almost even top
  7. Bake it for 20 to 25 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

The Cream and assembly (the fun part of it)

  1. Pour the whipping cream with the sugar in a big bowl and beat it really really well until it holds peaks and is thick
  2. Cut the cake horizontally so that you have two layers of cake
  3. Chop the pineapple bits into tiny pieces,and reserve some bigger bits for decorating the top
  4. Take about 2 to 3 ?tbsp of the cream and colour it with yellow food colour.
  5. Place the bottom most layer of the sponge cake on your serving platter, sprinkle half of the pineapple juice and water mixture over the sponge.
  6. Now spread 1/2 of the whipped cream and ?pineapple bits over it.
  7. Place the top layer over this, and sprinkle the rest of the juice.


  1. Reserve a little cream for decoration and spread the remaining cream over the top and sides of the cake.
  2. Fill your pastry cone with the cream and pipe a decoration with the coloured yellow cream or white cream as per your choice( You can use a ?zipbag with the corner snipped too)
  3. Chill well before serving.

How Not To’s

  1. Do not have even a single drop of egg yolk in the egg whites, you will never be able to whip it to the right consistency with yolk in it
  2. Do not overmix the cake batter, aeration is highly important
  3. Do not keep the cake out for long as it is fresh cream cake

This is a melt-in-the-mouth kinda dessert you can die for … yummm… Everyone licked their bowls and forks clean ;)

Here are few snaps of the runners up in the contest :)



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