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Two most popular specialty cake recipes

Two Most Popular Specialty Cake Recipes

Cakes for special occasions like wedding, birthday, and Christmas are a must. Now you too can bake the cake and decorate it yourself. It is fun in addition to saving money.
The main thing here is the specialty cake recipe. With a good recipe and step-by-step instructions, you can also create palate-tickling specialty cakes. However, keep in mind that baking is also an art and therefore you get the perfect one only after a couple of attempts.
Here are two most popular recipes for specialty cakes.
1.    Birthday cake
Ingredients required
White sugar                -1/2 cup
Flour                          — 2 &1/2 cups
Whipped cream          — 2 cups
Fresh milk                  — 2/3 cup
Egg                             — 1
Vegetable Shortening — 1/3 cup
Fresh strawberries      — 3 cups
Baking powder           — 4 teaspoon
Salt                             — a pinch
Cut the strawberries into thin slices and keep it in half a cup of sugar. Mix the flour, shortening, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and keep it aside. In another bowl, mix milk and egg using a blender. Pour it into the batter and stir well. Transfer the batter into a greased pan. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated at 220 degree Centigrade. Cool the cake and remove from the pan. Cut into two layers and spread strawberries in between and on the top. Dress with cream. Your specialty birthday cake is ready!
2.    Christmas cake
Flour                                         — 300 gm
Eggs                                          — 6
Butter                                        — 300 gm
Brown sugar                              — 300 gm
Black currants                           — 525 gm
Cherries cut into two                — 165 gm
Raisins                                      — 450 gm
Mixed candied peels, chopped — 110 gm
Brandy                                     — 3 tbsp
Powdered spices                      — 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder                   — 1/2 tsp
Zest of lemon and a pinch of salt
Take a 9 inch cake pan and line it with parchment paper. Mix flour, raisins, currants, cherries, peels salt and spices in a bowl. Whip butter and sugar in another bowl until fluffy. Add lemon zest and beaten egg one after the other. Add flour and fruit in small quantities. Add brandy and mix. Transfer the batter into the pan and bake for 4 & 1/2 hours at gas mark 3. Take it out and cool. It can be iced after a few days.

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