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Champagne Lemon and Black Currant Cake

Friday, September 9, 2011

Today is a very special day: Roxana celebrates her birthday! I am honoured because she invited me to write a guest post and because she accepted to have a cake from me for her day! Yupiiii!

So, to combine the best of both worlds, I chose to make a cake with champagne and lemon cream, plus black currant jam. Of course, since the cake is for GreenGirl, green glitter could not be omitted :))

For the layers, you'll need

- 2 eggs
- 125 g sugar
- zest of one lemon
- lemon extract
- 50 g flour (all-purpose is just fine)
- 50 g cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes

Mix the eggs with 2 tbsp hot water, sugar, lemon zest and extract. Combine the flour, cornstarch and baking powder, add to the wet ingredients, then add the coconut flakes. Pour the mixture in a greased, lined with parchment paper form, and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 F.

When it's done, let it cool down on a rack and cut it in three layers.

Now, on the first layer spread some jam (you can use anything you like, strawberry, raspberry, apricot, whatever you fancy and believe works with the champagne and lemon cream. Place the second layer over the jam. Place a ring around the cake.

Now it's time for the champagne and lemon cream:

- 2 egg yolks
- 50 g sugar
- 1/2 cup champagne
- the juice and zest of one lemon
- 10 g gelatin
- 2 egg whites
- 300 ml heavy cream

Vigorously beat the egg yolks with the sugar

Add the champagne, lemon zest and juice and mix well, then add the prepared gelatin and mix until dissolved

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, then add them to the champagne composition

Beat the heavy cream and add it to the rest of the mixture

Spread the cream over the second layer

Place the third layer on top and refrigerate for several hours (preferably overnight)

Finish by decorating as you wish, I used some heavy cream, strawberries, and, as previously mentioned, the green glitter :))

Happy Birthday, my dear! I wish you a wonderful life!


emily w said...

Gorgeous cake! So glad I found this blog!

Betty said...

You are so sweet to make a birthday cake for Roxana, and a beautiful one it is! All of those luscious layers are gorgeous. :)

Amy said...

So, so pretty!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Thank You Andrea for being a wonderful friend and making this delicious cake for me. It made my day very special! And the green sprinkles ... LOVE them!
Thank you, hope soon I can return the favor :)

Angela FRS said...

Such a beautiful cake for Roxana! I am a new follower via Google Friend Connect.

Catherine said...

This is a beautiful and delicious cake you have prepared for Roxana! You are very kind and thoughtful!
I am so happy to have found your site and make another foodie friend!

Many blessings, Catherine xo

Anonymous said...

That was SO nice of you to make the cake for Roxana! Following via Google Follower!

Firefly said...

Beautiful cake :) visiting you from Roxana's blog!!!

Mihaela said...

It was so nice of you to bake a cake for Roxana. She's a wonderful person and she deserves it :)

Kate@Diethood said...

Your cake is beautiful! I really like that you used currant jam...one of my faves!

Sarah_nc said...

Happy birthday to our Greengirl, the cake is amaizing, can i have a slice or any leftovers!!!:))

Magic of Spice said...

Such a beautiful birthday cake...delicious!

Sandra said...

How sweet from you to make this beautiful cake a dedicate to our sweet Roxana..by the way glad to find your blog! Will explore some more!
Have a beautiful day!

The Procrastobaker said...

This looks stunning! I have neverrr seen a cake like this, beautiful! :)

MrsNumbles said...

Oh my goodness, I think my eyes rolled back in my head...that is fabulous.

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