Valentines Day Ideas: Alphabet cake easy recipe.
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I can definitely say that this cake took over the whole internet.
Instagram is just booming with all the pictures and shared posts. People believe that the idea of this Alphabet cake came from Israeli young baker Adi Klinghofer. Although many people do not agree with this because such cakes have been popular in Israel for quite some time. Besides all of it, she inspired people to make their own version of this cake and I was not an exception.
Adi Klinghofer does not disclose the recipe, but the concept of such a cake is clear: thin layers, carved in stencil in the form of letters, numbers or shapes, connected together with ganache filling(with any taste you want). YouTubers shared thousands of recipes of this cake already. But I’ve decided to be as simple as possible and make those layers based on my honey cake recipe. (with some changes). The main concept is that layers should be thin.
The idea is so brilliant and simple, why did it become so popular? 🙂
Let’s prepare the ingredients:
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 50 grams of honey (please make sure to buy 100% pure raw honey)
- 70 grams of sugar
- pinch of salt
- 0.5 tsp of baking soda
- 50 grams of butter
- 200-220 grams of flour
Cream (mix cream cheese and table cream)
- 100 grams of heavy cream (33-35%)
- 500 grams of cream cheese (Philadelphia or your choice)
- 70 grams of icing sugar
I’ve decided to create heart-shaped cake due to upcoming Valentines Day. Also, I’ve prepared the dough for the layers a night before baking.
In a pot: mix egg, honey, pinch of salt, and sugar then whisk until smooth put the pot on the tile over medium heat, add butter. Once the butter melted, add the baking soda (the mixture will grow twice after adding the soda) and mix well again. Put it aside for about 5-10 minutes (home temperature).
Then add half of the sifted flour, whisk it until smooth and put it on the counter with the rest of the flour. It’s important not to mix all the flour, because sometimes we need less, sometimes more. You will figure it out when the mixture is not sticking to your hands. Once the dough is ready put it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight*.
*If you have an option, I would leave it in the fridge overnight, because it will be easier to roll the layers and the dough won’t deform while baking.
Preheat the oven (180C or around 360F).
When the dough is ready, divided by 3 equal pieces and roll the 3-4mm layers, cut it with the sharp knife the shape you want (I made a heart stencil out of paper).
And bake the layer for 5-6 minutes. Do it all over again with the rest of the layers.
Once the layers are ready, we can start preparing the cream (if you’re planning on making ganache filling, you should consider on doing it a night before baking):
In a small bowl beat heavy cream*(33-35%) until stiff peaks form(it takes about 5-6 min as you can see it on the photo); then add cream cheese and icing sugar and beat it again until smooth.
*hint: heavy cream must be cold temperature(it will help to beat the cream easily).
Transfer the cream into a piping bag with a nozzle (preferable round one). Then start piping dots with the cream over the cake. Try to carefully lay the other layer on top aligning it properly within the shape of the cake.
Repeat the previous step with the cream and place the final layer and do it all over again. Decorate the cake with anything you want or have (I have berries, flowers, and cookies).
Hope you will like the recipe and surprise your loved ones for the valentines day. Feel free to share <3
Enjoy your day, smile and bake goodies 🙂