Saturday, December 15, 2012

Neapolitan Christmas Cake

Dear Friends

Here is the Baking Partners Challenge #5 by an amazing creative Swathi on selecting 3 recipes for this month and I was selected as Neapolitan Cake as it is great for Christmas day as enjoying colorful spongy cake softened with whipped cream over it.It tastes so good!!! It is great idea to bake it on before X mas arrives :) Am thankful to Suja for giving this recipe and selected by Swathi on Baking partners group :) It was fun :)

I have made the same ingredients as no changes are made and did changed for filling by replacing gelatin for corn flour..

Recipe source: Susan Kelliher Ungaro (ed.)Family Circle-Best Ever Cakes and Cookies, p. 214.


For Sponge Cake :

  • 1 cup cake flour(not self rising)
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Green and red food coloring
 For Filling and Topping
  • 1 Tsp unflavored Gelatin.( You can replace by adding 1 Tsp of corn flour)
  • 3 Tablespoons Confectioners sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup Heavy whipping cream
  •  1/4 cup Strawberry jam or your choice of jam.
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Sweetened dessicated coconut flakes


Here is the step by step wise of  Neapolitan Cake :

Pre heat oven to 350 degree F. Coat three loaf 9 1/4x 5 ¼ inch loaf pan with non stick cooking spray and line with wax paper
  1. Whisk all the dry ingredients as given.
  2. Separate egg whites from egg yolks and keep aside.
  3. Take a big bowl, Add egg whites,sugar ,1/4 tsp of tartar 
  4. Beat until it gets peak form.
  5. Divide the batter into 3 cups one is added by green food coloring and other is read and remaining white batter.
  6. Transfer each batter into the greased 9 inch loaf pan and bake it for about 10 to 12 minutes.(Notes : If having only one then go one by one adding one batter at a time.once baked then allow the pan to cool.then pour the 2nd batter and so on.)
  7. You ll get 3 baked colored sponge cake.Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  8. For making whipping cream,I added Cornflour to the heavy cream and sugar and beat until peak forms.
  9. Each layer of sponge cake,spread strawberry jam or your choice of jam
  10. Apply whipped cream on the covered jam of each layer.
  11. Put the next cake on the top of the cake.
  12. Spread the jam over it.
  13. Spread the whipped cream over it
  14. .Finally add the last cake on the top of the 2 cakes. Spread the whipping cream over it and all the sides.
  15. Decorate it as you like.On the top garnish it with sweetened coconut flake .
  16. Neapolitan cake is ready with fresh whipped cream and my homemade decorated chocolate hearts and written s MERRY X MAS :)

If you are using gelatin instead of corn flour to keep stabilized the whipped cream then go for it as below 

Sprinkle gelatin over ¼ cup of cream and let it stand for one minute to soften. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat.
With a mixer on medium speed beat the remaining 1 1/2 cup cream and confectioners sugar till it thickens and is frothy. Add gelatin mixture. Beat until stiff peaks form

 Enjoy Wishing you and your family MERRY X MAS in advance!!!! 

Linking this to Baking Partners group :)

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  1. Beautiful layers, love to grab a slice and having rite now.

  2. It requires lots of patience, well done

  3. Very well done! Love the chocolates :)


  4. Beautifully made and love the frosting,tempting cake dear.

  5. lovelyyyyy cake nicely decorated.

  6. You have decorated the cake very well dear.. Love the fact that you used homemade chocolates for decoration..

  7. You did very well love the frosting and decorations.

  8. very well done!!! love the pictures!!!
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  9. looks very beautiful and colourful.

  10. Loved the cute chocolate hearts on the cake!

  11. Good job on this cake! Love the way you decorated it!

  12. beautifully done archana.happy to follow u.

  13. cake looks so professionl..well done dear

  14. beautiful colors and wonderful preparation...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  15. this cake is so pretty!
    -abeer @


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