Monday, June 6, 2011

BEE sting cake

 Hello Poppits,
Just a quick post about a fabbitiy dabbity cake ( wow I haven't done a food post of ages ... my bad) that I made recently that goes buy the name of a Bee sting cake how wonderful is that ??? 
This cake was amazing it was lush and light and filled with a scrummy custard which we all love. 
This is a must try if you a) love nutty flavours b) love custard and c) love a darn fine bit of cake!

I found the Recipe @ Cuisine I followed the recipe pretty much to  a tee but i'll give you the recipe any way :) ( copy and paste hehehe)
  • Cake
  • 75g unsalted butter, soft
  • 75g castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • Topping
  • 100g whole almonds and hazelnuts75g unsalted butter100g castor sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp honey
  • Custard filling
  • 30g custard powder
  • 250ml milk
  • 50g sugar

  • 100g butter, soft

    Chef: Brigitte Hafner Photo: Marina Oliphant Source: The Age Tuesday June 7, 2005 German, 45 mins plus, Dessert

    These are my mother's recipes. Save them for a birthday or special occasion, as they aren't your simple throw-everything-together afternoon cake.


    For the cake 

    Preheat oven to 170C. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and thick. Beat in the egg, then gently fold in the sifted flour, salt and milk. Combine until you have a soft dough. Grease and line the bottom of a 26cm spring-form tin. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level it. Don't expect a high cake - even with the topping and filling, this cake is all about the custard and nuts and is fairly thin.

    For the topping 

    Grind the nuts until quite coarse. In a frying pan, gently heat the extra butter, sugar, milk and nuts together. Stir until the butter has melted and everything is combined. Remove from heat and stir in the honey. Allow to cool slightly then pour over the cake batter and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

    For the custard filling

    In a small bowl, combine enough milk to dissolve the powder and make a liquid paste. Now combine the custard, milk and sugar in a small saucepan and cook, stirring, until it thickens and boils. Cook for another minute, remove from heat and allow to cool a little. Beat butter until creamy and when the custard has become lukewarm, whip it with the butter until combined and fluffy.
    NOTE - the custard should not be too warm as it will melt the butter.

    To serve 

    When the cake has cooled, slice through the middle and fill with the custard. Put back together and serve.

    Enjoy like I did,
    Lili xx

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