Cream Cake

There came a time in my journey that I wanted cake.  Cake mixes and most recipes have or call for some dairy (cream, milk, butter, etc).  This is my version of a “cream cake”.  It is light and airy; a bit like a sponge cake in texture.  I use vanilla and almond extracts – this light cake needed a light flavor burst to it.  I hope you enjoy it.

Original recipe at www.allrecipes.com.

 

Ingredients for the Cream Cake

Ingredients for the Cream Cake

½ cup egg whites (2 eggs)

1 cup white sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

2 cups cake flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup canned coconut milk

 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Preheat oven to 350*

Preheat oven to 350*

Grease & flour one 9” x 9” square pan.

Oil Pan (I used olive oil in my Misto sprayer)

Oil Pan (I used olive oil in my Misto sprayer)

Flour oiled pan

Flour oiled pan

Beat egg whites in a small bowl until very thick and stiff peaks form.

Beat Egg Whites

Beat Egg Whites

Stiff peaks will stand up when beaters are lifted out of the egg whites

Stiff peaks will stand up when beaters are lifted out of the egg whites

Stiff egg whites on the end of the beaters

Stiff egg whites on the end of the beaters

Add the sugar a few teaspoons at a time and the extracts; beat well.

Add sugar a few teaspoons at a time

Add sugar a few teaspoons at a time

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Flour, Salt (left) and Baking Powder (right)

Flour, Salt (left) and Baking Powder (right)

In three parts, using a wire whisk, add the flour mixture alternately with the whipping cream to the egg mixture.

Mix flour

Mix flour

1 cup Coconut Cream

1 cup Coconut Cream

Mix Coconut Cream

Mix Coconut Cream

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

 

Batter in pan

Batter in pan

Bake at 350* for 40-50 minutes.

Bake at 350* for 40-50 minutes.

Bake at 350*F (175*C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick or knife, inserted near the center, comes out clean.

Baked Cream Cake

Baked Cream Cake

With Cherry Glaze and Sprinkles (I like sprinkles!)

With Cherry Glaze and Sprinkles (I like sprinkles!)

Cake!

Cake!

 

 

For a drizzle glaze:

1 c powdered sugar

liquid (lemon juice, coconut milk, non-dairy milk [almond, cashew, etc])

1 tsp vanilla

 

Combine powdered sugar and vanilla with a 1/4 c milk; mix well.  Keep adding liquid to the desired consistency (spread, drizzle; pour).  To make thicker, add more powdered sugar…thinner, add more liquid.  Pour over cake.

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