Raspberry Vanilla Swirl Cake

My sister decided to throw a last-minute dinner for my nephews birthday.  His 6th birthday isn't until the end of the month, but with us being in Australia for only a few more days we needed to throw an early celebration.

Of course I volunteered to make the cake.  Although not one of my more elaborate creations, my nephew loves raspberries so I decided to make a simple Raspberry Vanilla Swirl cake and then fill the center with lots of freshly whipped cream and fresh raspberries.  Then I placed a wooden number six on top of the cake and sifted icing sugar all over.  When I took off the wooden letter a perfect number 6 was left behind.

I only wish I had taken a photograph of the lovely raspberry swirls inside the cake.

How to add a raspberry swirl to your cake:  Prepare your normal Vanilla cake mix leaving a couple of tablespoons aside in a bowl.  Pour the rest into a cake pan.  Crush some raspberries and combine with the remaining cake mix.  Drop small spoonfulls on top of the cake mix in the pan, then using a knife swirl it around in a pattern.

Cream filling: Combine 1 medium-sized container of heavy whipping cream with a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.  Whip until thick.

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Dawn Sandomeno January 6, 2011 - 4:07 am

you make everything look so beautiful and big YUM!

Kim P January 6, 2011 - 4:43 am

Gosh, That looks so yummy! My husband would steal that cake in a second! Great job capturing the deliciousness on camera.

Tonya Staab January 11, 2011 - 10:13 am

Thank you Dawn.  And it was delicious :).

Tonya Staab January 11, 2011 - 10:15 am

Thank you Kim.  Even my teenager who doesn't eat cake really enjoyed it.  I think it was the adding of fruit and leaving off the icing :).


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