Thursday, October 20, 2011

Easy Pink Cake for a Pink Post

That was a lot of pink's for me...Even though I'm not much of a pink fan,rather a pinkish purple person,I love seeing pink on lovely little girls..When I step into a clothing store for my guys,I can't help but glance at those wonderful cute little pink gowns.
Having blurted out my thoughts,I move onto more serious business.The pink is all about the Breast Cancer Awareness Program in the month of October.This post is dedicated to all the wonderful women out there who are battling it.




Having lost my paternal grandmother for cancer,I know how tough it is.Even though I was too young to understand what's going on,I still got vivid images of my granny with the life supporting tubes and my mom and dad along her side.


There is still hope.Two of our fellow food bloggers of the UAE, Rajani at Pickle-in-d-Middle and Lin at Lin's doggie treats are donating 10% of their October sales to Safe & Sound AE (The cancer awareness programme in the UAE).If you are in the vicinity,drop by at the Dubai Garden Center at Shaikh Zayed Road for some wonderful pickles and homemade doggie treats for your pets.Check out their Facebook pages for more info.
Our fellow Fooderati friends have contributed with lovely pink themed posts.Check it out here.



Here's the recipe for the delectable pink cake.

Easy Pink Cake

Ingredients:
*For the sponge cake
3 eggs
3 oz/85 g cake flour
3 oz castor sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

*For the soaking syrup
1/2 tin condensed milk
1/2 tin milk(same size as the condensed milk)
few drops of red coloring

*For the frosting
250 ml Whipping cream
2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
few drops of red coloring

Method:
  • For the sponge cake,beat the egg whites separately until the soft peaks form.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.Sift the flour and baking powder and fold in to the mixture.
  • Then fold in the beaten egg whites gently.add the essence.
  • Mix the milk and melted butter,add it to the cake mixture.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven(350 F) for about 15 to 20 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • For the syrup,mix the condensed milk and normal milk and add the coloring.Prick the cake till the bottom and pour the syrup over cake completely covering it.
  • For the frosting,whip the cream till thick and add the sugar and coloring.Spread over the cake.
  • garnish with fruits and nuts.
*Notes:
  • I've used a sponge cake,but you can use a white cake mix too.
  • Fold in the egg white carefully into the mixture.Do not beat or overfold as this will collapse the cake.
  • Be sure to prick the cake well with a fork till the bottom for the syrup to soak in even it means you have to tear the cake. :)
  • I have garnished with what I had in hand, maraschino cherries and pistachios.You can use fresh fruits. 

Let's stand up and fight it,ladies!

Submitting the post to Power of Pink Challenge at Beantown Baker


21 comments:

  1. Lovely post Farwin!!! And pretty pink cake!!!

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  2. So pretty, wonderful pink post in support of the cause!

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  3. Lovely cake...looks so pretty and delectable. Glad you stopped at my space.

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  4. Awesome post dear...lovely yummy cake.

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  5. lovely recipe..love the clicks too

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  6. a loss of loved one is always difficult to deal with... the cake u made for the cause looks extremely delicious.

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  7. hi farwin, your sponge cake does look so sweet and pretty with the cream frosting and i like the cherries and pistachios too.
    it saddens me when i think of so many women out there struggling to battle breast cancer.

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  8. This cake looks awesome. I would love if you submitted it to my Power of Pink Challenge

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  9. Thanks to all the lovely people for taking the time to comment..doing my tiny meeny bit to do whatver I can to support the cause.

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  10. lovely post and the cake looks so cute and delicious. My daughter would love to have this cake for her birthday. Nice photos

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  11. Oh thanks Ali,wish I could send one for your daughter..

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  12. This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/
    I am having a Giveaway..
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/10/3-reason-to-celebrate-3-cookbooks.html

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  13. beautiful pink cake and for such a great cause. love your clicks.

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  14. the pink is so girly and the recipe very interesting:)

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  15. It's such a thoughtful gesture to dedicate a post to a support a cause, wish I had done the same. Lovely cake. And you know what--I've the same background & that too painted in a similar color :)

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  16. Thanks Ira,Arthi,Sayanthani,Neha for the thoughtful words.
    @Plateful-Thanks Nash,you're still not late for a pink post.The palette box was picked up by my husband from one of his clients and got it painted in white.Makes a great background,isn't it?

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