Sea Adventure Cake

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22/06/2016
"One of the tastiest ways to mark your seafaring adventures during summer."
Preparation60 min.
Cooking40 min.
Тotal100 min.
Servings10
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Ingredients

  • for the layers
  • eggs - 6
  • sugar - 3 cups
  • yoghurt - 1 cup
  • baking powder - 1 pack
  • oil - 4/5 cup (200 ml)
  • vanilla
  • flour - as needed to make a cake batter
  • to assemble the cake and for decorations
  • liquid cream - 2 cups (500 ml)
  • sugar - to taste, for the cream
  • to make the sea decoration
  • starch - 1 - 2 tablespoons
  • water - or milk
  • sugar
  • food coloring - blue
  • gelatin - for the octopus
  • walnuts
  • raisins
  • coconut flakes
  • for the rock behind the octopus
  • biscuits - several
  • butter
  • cocoa - or coffee
  • sugar
  • for the icing figures
  • water - 3 1/3 tbsp (50 ml)
  • butter - 2 2/3 tbsp (40 g)
  • flour - 2/5 cup (100 g)
  • powdered sugar - enough to make the dough as thick as plasticine
  • for the syrup
  • sugar - 1:1 with the water
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How to cook

Beat the eggs and sugar, add the milk, oil, vanilla, baking powder and flour gradually. Prepare a cake dough, then bake it.

Cut it into two or three, depending on how thick you want your cake layers. You can separate the mixture in advance and the bake the cake layers separately.

After the cake layers cool, begin to assemble the cake. Soak each layer with sugar syrup, smear it with pre-whipped cream, sprinkle with raisins and walnuts and then put the next layer on top. Repeat this procedure and finally smooth it out with cream, sprinkle with coconut flakes.

Using a pastry bag, make a border all around the cake and split it into two parts, one will be the land (ground walnuts) and the other - the sea (cream starch, colored with blue food dye). Prepare the octopus using a suitable container (I used a small cup). Add gelatin, dissolved and prepared according to package directions, to the cream starch.

The rock behind the octopus is made of crushed biscuits mixed with butter with a little added sugar and instant coffee. Shape the figures from the icing and use food coloring.

I used templates from a bookstore for the figurines and I got the idea for making them from Vancheto’s blog.

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