The Finnish take on a birthday cake, using a tender sponge bottom. Very easy to make and decorate.
- 6 medium eggs
- superfine sugar
- all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla custard (powder)
- 1 cup preserves (or thick puree)
- milk (juice or cream for drizzling the cake bottom)
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This recipe is very easy to convert in size; Â½ tsp baking powder per 2 eggs, otherwise just use equal amounts of eggs, flour and sugar. ~Cocoa or other spices can be added to bring more flavor to the cake bottom. ~You can decorate just the sides with cream and leave the top of the cake bare; then arrange a good amount of fruit or berries on top and drizzle with warm apricot jam for shine. Instant festive feel! ~A swiss roll can be made using the same recipe; just spread the dough in a 12 x 12 inch oven tin lined with baking sheet, bake in 225C/435F for 5-8 mins and let cool. Turn around on a sheet or parchment with sugar sprinkled on it. Fill the roll with jam and vanilla cream, leaving 1 inch from the side furthest from you, without filling. Roll away from yourself, using the parchment as an aid. ~Make a larger cake by making 3-4 cake sheets using 3 eggs each, cut off the dry edges and fill as you would a sheet cake