Monday, February 27, 2012

Lychee Cake

This is an easy and simple cake with lychee flavor.Sponge cake filled with fresh lychees.The cake was so soft and lychee gave a nice flavor to the cake.


Ingredients:

3 Large Eggs
1/2 to 3/4 C All purpose flour
1tbsp Cornflour
1/2 to 3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
1/2tsp Baking powder
2tsp Melted Butter
A pinch salt

For Frosting:

3 Sachet dream whip powder
1/2 to 3/4 C Cold milk
1/2tsp Vanilla essence

For Lychee Syrup:

8 to 10 Fresh Lychees
2tsp Sugar
1/4C Water

For Pralines:

1 C Sugar
1 C Almond and Cashewnuts Mixed


Method:

1.Beat the egg and sugar till very creamy and pale.
2.Sift the flours,baking powder and salt and keep aside.
3.Add Vanilla essence to the beaten egg.
4.Now slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and fold in with big strokes.
5.Fold in till all the flour is mixed with the egg mixture.
6.Now add the melted butter and just give some strokes.
7.Grease a cake tin and line with parchment paper.
8.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 15 mins.
9.Now pour the batter to the tin.
10.Bake the cake at 165 degree C for 15 mins or till the tester comes out clean.Allow the cake to cool completely.


11.Toast the almonds and cahewnuts lightly.
12.In a pan caramelize the sugar till brown.
13.Add the toasted almonds and cashews to this caramelized sugar .
14.Grease an aluminium foil and pour this to it and cover this.
15.Allow it to cool completely.
16.When it is cooled powder this with a rolling pin or use the grinder.
17.It should not be very fine powder.Keep this aside.
18.Now whip the dream whip powder with cold milk till fluffy.
19. Add the vanilla essence to this.
20.Now in another pan add the deseeded and sliced lychees,sugar and water.
21.Let it boil till the lychees are soft.
22.Off the flame and let this also cool down.
23.Now cut the cake into to portions.
24.In one portion brush with the lychee syrup.
25.Spread a big spoon full of whipped cream.
26.Top the cream with the lychees.
27.Now cover this with other half of cake.
28.Now cover the cake with whipped cream.
29.Put the pralines all over the cake and on the sides of the cake.
30.Garnish with some pieces of lychees.
31.Keep it refrigerated till set.
32.Slice and Enjoy!!!!!!

This goes to the Bake Fest 4 Event hosted by Anusha of tomato blues 


This also goes to Cakes,Cookies and Desserts event by Anjali of spice n sugar tales




18 comments:

Asiya Omar said...

wow! looks yummyyyyyyyyyy..

zareena said...

I simply love the flavor of lychee in any dessert. This looks awesome. Bookmarked this..

sojo said...

o how i love lychees...and ur cakes looks super soft..... woweee

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

A cake with lychee!!! I just can't dream of that and here is has come out true even. The cake looks perfect, just perfect in each and every way. I wish I could grab a piece rt away..
Happily following you. I'll be glad if you could link this to my event.
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

I can do anything to have this lychee flavour cake dear :-)Perfect

Deepa
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Tina said...

Soft and delicious cake..

Hema said...

Very lovely cake, love lychees..

Sravs said...

Superb cake !! Perfectly made and looks splendid!!

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Sriya said...

first time here glad to follow you ..lovely glo ... very yummy lovely and perfect lychee cake ..visit my blog
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divya said...

Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

simran said...

hi.thanks for joining up!gave me a chance to discover your blog:)...love your space...joined up..am your happy follower now......this cake is simply amazing!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Thanks for linking. :)

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Anu said...

Wow looks so delicious and yum. Happy following you

KIT @ i-lostinausten said...

This is really an amazing cake!! I've been wanted to bake a lychee cake for ages but can't find any recipe. Thanks to you, now I can try this recipe. Thanks to Anjali who hosted her blog event that I found your blog. Have a lovely day! :)

jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

delicious!

Fajeeda said...

Thanx a lot everybody........

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Lychee cake looks so delicious n perfect. very innovative way of using lychee :-)

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Priyas Feast said...

I luv this cake...I have also posted in my blog..

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