If you’re a fan of Masterchef (down under of course) you may recall Julie making the CWA Neapolitan cake in the All Stars series.
The cake is meant to be in 2 even layers (though cooked in one go), with the top half pink and strawberry flavoured, and the bottom half plain and coconut flavoured. Drops of strawberry jam go between the layers and top with a pink icing.
So, the cake TASTED amazing. But unfortunately mine looked more like a marble cake and I really appreciate Julie’s perfectly even and sharp layering of colours even more now!
The cake was a perfect consistency, rose even, and although slightly overcooked on the outer layer, was relatively consistent throughout the whole cake. I did get a few holes in the edges where the jam had reached them and created air bubbles… Woops! Guess I won’t be taking any blue ribbons home at the easter show soon….
For icing I used a tiny bit of butter (20-30 grams), icing sugar (2 cups, more or less depending on desired consistency), and a tablespoon of hot water. And colouring of course! It was good… nothing beats plain old icing!
Definitely making this again. Big tick in my book! And maybe next time I can get those layers straight!!!