Green Cake, that is to say the sweet spinach cake posted by Nikolina Karakoleva in FB group “Le ricette di Misya” intrigued me from the beginning, but I waited for a while before making it: I’d have liked to make it as a birthday cake, but I was afraid of the skepticism of my family. Anyway, last Friday it was my mom’s birthday, and, as usual, I would make the cake… She didn’t make any request, I didn’t ask for suggestion… and decided to make spinach cake and not to reveal the secret ingredient till after tasting. Well, after receiving compliments by all of the 15 people around the table, I revealed that the bright green color was due to spinach… Ahahah, you can’t imagine their faces, among incredulous and amosed! As Ely would have said… nice joke!
Well, guys, if you’d like to make an unusual cake, make this one: it’s very good, spectacular, and even easy to make!
Kisses and have a good week beginning!
Ingredients for a 24 cm cake pan
200 g of spinach puliti
200 ml of seed oil
200 g of sugar
400 g of pastry flour
1 packet of baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla essence
Preparation Time: 50 min
Baking Time: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hour and 30 min + 2 hours in the fridge
Once cooked, squeeze them and blend them with oil.
Whisk eggs and sugar till frothy.
Add spinach to eggs while still whisking.
Add in flour, baking powder and vanilla essence.
You’ll get a thick and smooth mixture.
Pour it into a greased and floured pan, and bake for 40 minutes in oven pre-heated at 180°C.
Take out of the oven and let cool down.
Rinse strawberries and cut them in pieces, then add sugar and let rest.
Meanwhile, horizontally cut the cake into 3 equal layers.
Scrape some crumbles from all the 3 layers and put them aside.
Whip cream up.
Now let’s assemble the cake.
Place the first layer on a platter, cover it with half of strawberries and 1/3 of their syrup.
Spread some whipped cream over it.
Place another cake layer, and cover it with the remaining strawberries, half of the remaining syrup, and whipped cream.
Soak the last layer with the remaining syrup, then use it to top the cake. Slightly press it, to evenly distribute the stuffing.
Frost the cake with the remaining whipped cream.
Cover the whole surface with the cake crumbles you’d put aside.
Decorate with fresh strawberries, then refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Nessuna ricetta simile a Green Cake.Birthday Cakes, recipe by Flavia Imperatore
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