Are you a Germany die-hard fan? If so, this recipe is for you! For the occasion of the World cup 2014, I decided to bake a three-layer cake representing the colors of the Germany flag--I used chocolate for black, red velvet for red and vanilla for yellow.
For the cake:
200 g Butter softened, plus extra for greasing
200 g granulated Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250 g all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp of Vanilla extract
Chocolate Syrup (I used Hershey's)
For the colors:
Liquid food coloring (red and yellow)
2 tbsp of sweetened Condensed milk
1/2 cup of Cocoa powder
Cookware and Cutlery:
Greaseproof baking paper
Rectangular cake mould
Long spatula for frosting
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 20 x 30cm rectangular cake tin. Cut a long sheet of greaseproof paper and fold in two large pleats the height of the tin.
2. Beat the butter, sugar and a pinch of salt together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding the vanilla with the final egg. Fold in the flour and baking powder, then divide the mixture into four bowls. Colour one-third with 3 tbsp of red food colouring (we have to add because under the effect of heat it turns to pink), another with a dash of yellow, and to another, add the cocoa powder and the condensed milk; leave the fourth batter plain.
3. Spoon the mixtures into each third of the tin, with the plain layer in between the colored layers. Spread to level out. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (tip: until a skewer inserted comes out clean). Leave the cakes to cool in the tin before trimming any rounded tops and edges of the long sides.
4. Coat with chocolate syrup and bon appetit!