Friday, November 21, 2008

Birthday Cake

Hi Pegg

Here is a cake that is popular around here. Though I must add, I have never made it! This is Daves' specialty and is a hit at home and is requested at the Firehall.

Shmoo Torte

7 egg yolks
8 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup finely chopped pecan

500 ml whipping cream
3 tbsp. icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

250 ml whipping cream
3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Oil bottom of a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. Preheat over to 325

In a large bowl, beat egg whites until almost stiff. Add cream of tartar and very gradually add 1/2 cup of the sugar
In another bowl, beat egg yolks until light; add remaining sugar and vanilla. Fold yolk mixture into whites; then fold in flour and baking powder. Fold in nuts by hand.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove from oven and invert to cool. When cool, remove from pan and slice cake in two or three equal layers.

Filling: Whip the 500 ml of cream, sweetening with sugar and vanilla. Spread between layers and over top and sides of torte.

Sauce: Bring 250 ml. of cream, butter and brown sugar to a boil in saucepan. Remove from heat and cool.

Just before serving, drizzle some sauce over torte. Serve remaining sauce on the side.

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