I was waiting for this occasion from many days because from the day when I saw this Chequered or Cheque board cake in some of my blogger friends blog I have decided that this cake is for our Wedding Anniversary......and finally its here..Yes..it was on 27th of Jan we have finished our 6 successful wedding years....Now the cake preparation was not so easy... even thought it looks bit easy to prepare.....its quite difficult and more time consuming.....
so as i told u this is very special occasion I wanted to preapre the best cake in the world....almost whole day I spent to prepare this cake.....but my bad luck...even thought I followed the correct method....the cake was so bad that...it was very sticky and one of the worst cake I have ever made..I was shocked to see the cake,,because this is not my first time cake..god only knows what happened to that cake..but it was not the cake I was preparing for....I was feeling so sad..
But I did gave up....I again prepared one more time by fresh ingredients and this time....prepared batters for both the cake seperate by using different method.....and this time finally...I had that my dream anneversary cake in my hand ...but I was not so much happy with the result(look wise) may be because I have used supper soft sponge flour ..the cake was very very soft and by the time I kept it on the rack to cool down it started breaking..and when I cut the rings.....it didn't come out very good as it was very soft..I was not able to lift it and put it in to the other cake.......but the taste was super yumm......as you can see the cake was very spongy and lite........only looks wise I don't give it 100%...but taste wise..I am very very happy and even my family liked it very much........
And this time I have used Flax seed powder as Egg replacer for my recipe....Its really a good egg replacer...
So after long long story...here comes the recipe....
For while sponge:
Self raising flour 1 and 1/2 Cup(I have used Supreme super sponge flour)
Ground almonds 3TBSP
Baking powder 1tsp
Bicarbonate of soda 1/2tsp
1 c of milk
1/4 C of vegetable/sunflower oil
White sugar 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1tsp
Lemon juice 1TBSP
Ground Flex seed 2tsp(this works as egg re-placer)
warm water 3-4TBSP
For chocolate sponge:
for chocolate sponge I have used the same ingredients and followed the below recipe of my blog only......just added 3TBSP of ground almonds along with the flour...and this time I have used supreme super soft sponge flour
click here Egg-less-chocolate-cake
For glueing, filling and covering-
I have used Double cream for everything....
2Cups of double cream, whipped with 1tblsp of sugar till stiff (to make chocolate frosting add 2tsp of coco powder to one portion of cream whipped with 1tblsp of sugar till stiff and keep refrigerate for 1/2 hour and then take out and use it) ( if you like you can also use jam instead of the cream to fix the pieces together and then cover with cream...also u can use butter cream frosting....
How to prepare white sponge:
Pre heat the oven at 350c/180 deg/gas mark 4. Line two greased(one is for white sponge and another one is for chocolate sponge) and foiled 9 inch round pans .
Add the flax seed powder in the warm water and keep it aside.
Sieve together flour,ground almond ,baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well .
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar,venilla exract,lemon juice and oil.
now add the dry ingredients in to the liquid slowly and fold in till everything is just mixed together.
And also prepare the chocolate cake batter as per the recipe....
Now spoon the mixture into the lined pan(also prepare chocolate cake batter and spoon in to the another lined pan).Tap the pans to spread the mixture and keep aside for 5 mins to release air bubbles.
Now Place the pans in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 30-35 mins(mine took 40 mins)till the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool the cakes in the pans for two minutes and transfer to a rack, upside down (to cool completely)peel off the foil.
Once cooled, cut out both the sponge in following method by cookies cutter or any other circle ring...
Now fix the rings as below and also both the cake by applying prepared cream..
Now apply cream on top of one sponge and keep another sponge on top of it carefully to make 2 Tyre cake...
and I have not done much icing for my cake.because by the time i finished my 2 Tyre cake i was tooo tired....and also it was late... so Just I have made borders by using white and chocolate prepared cream .............
Finally the cake is ready to eat........
and finally I made it.......
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