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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Russian Sandwich- Calendar Cake Challenge

My mum has a beautiful receipe book that my great grandma had at cookery school, each of the receipes is written in elegant ink, and the cover is bound in brown paper. Both my grandma and mum tell me what a good cook she was so i was eager to try out some of the receipes. My mum used to make the ' Russian Sandwich' and i loved  it because the top was decorated in pretty pink icing, so i though i would give it a whirl.

Liking the idea of killing two birds with one stone, i thought why not link to DollyBakes and Laura lovecakes  new Calendar cake challenge

Calendar Cakes


4oz marg
4oz caster sugar
2 eggs
5oz Plain Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon warm water.
Pink Icing to decorate:

Beat the marg and sugar together, add one egg at at a time and beat. Add warm water, sifted flour and baking powder and fold together. Bake for 20mins at 175C. Allow cake to cool

Vanilla Filling:

3/4oz cornflour
1 beaten egg
1/2 pint milk
2oz sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Add a litttle cold milk to cornflour, egg and sugar, beat to a smooth cream. Place remaining milk and essence in a pan and bring to the boil. Pour boiling milk onto mix and return to pan and cook over a low light. Allow to cool.

When cool sandwich cake together with vanilla filling.
Great Grandma's Russian Sandwich

The cake was definately how i remember it, next time i make i will be a vanilla pod to the filling mix

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous bake...I love the pink icing too!! I'd be really intrigued to try this...and it's really nice that it's come from your Great Grandma's recipe book :-) Thanks so much for entering into this month's Calendar Cakes!


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