Just Perfect Cake Base
This is just the perfect cake base. Great for making a birthday cake. Fluffy and light, can be easily cut into two. Just prepare your favourite filling and decorate. Your cake is ready without much effort!
preparation: 10 minutes
making: 25 minutes
total: 35 minutes
servings: 12 pieces of a cake
nutrition: 142 calories per serving
- 4 eggs, at the room temperature
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of self-raising flour how to?
- ¼ cup of potato starch alternative
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- salt, a pinch
Heat an oven to 180C with a fan.
Line the round cake tin (with a diameter of 25cm) with baking parchment.
Separate the whites from the yolks into two bowls.
Place the whites into the mixing bowl.
Add a pinch of salt and beat to a stiff foam using a hand mixer at high speed.
Add gradually sugar, spoon by spoon, and whisk until dissolved.
Add yolks, one at a time, then vanilla extract still mixing until combined. The mixture should be light and fluffy at this stage.
Sift the flour, potato starch and baking powder and add to the egg mixture.
Fold with the spatula.
Do not use a hand mixer or whisk at this time.
Gently transfer the dough onto the tin and even out.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Take the hot base out of the oven. Carefully drop the base in the tin on a tabletop couple of times from a small height and leave it to cool down at room temperature. This allows to settle and levelling of the base.
Once cooled down, cut horizontally into 2 pieces using a sharp knife.
Your base is ready!
Spread your favourite filling and your cake is ready!
Isn’t this easy?
While taking out of the tray, run over the edges of the cake with a knife, it will make it easier to get out of the tray.