9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Eggless Neapolitan Cake

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Eggless Neapolitan Cake

Neapolitan is a tri color. Have seen the very famous Neapolitan ice creams and this cake also follows the same rule of tri color. We have 3 colors in this cake - green, pink and yellow. When Swathi chose this cake for the baking partners, I was very excited as I would get to do a very colorful cake. Made some changes from the original recipe. The original recipe was done in a loaf pan, I have made this in a 9 inch cake pan, made it Gelatin free and Eggless.
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Ingredients

For the Cake
All Purpose Flour - 2 1/2 cups
Condensed Milk - 1 Can (14 oz.)
Sugar - 4 table spoons
Salt - 1/4 tea spoon
Baking Powder - 2 tea spoons
Baking Soda - 1 tea spoon
Agar Agar - 2 table spoons
Warm Water - 2 table spoons
Kinley Club Soda - 1 1/2 cups
Butter - 1 cup
Vanilla Essence - 2 tea spoons
Food Color - A few drops of green and red


For the Icing / frosting
Whipping Cream - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 3 table spoons
Vanilla - 1/2 tea spoon


For the decoration
Sugar - 2 table spoons
Water - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tea spoon
Color Sprinkles - for decoration
Strawberry Crush - 2 table spoons


Method
Sieve together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and add sugar and mix well and divide the dry ingredients to 3 equal parts
Melt the butter and beat it well with condensed milk
Mix agar agar and water well and add it to the butter and condensed milk mixture
Add Vanilla Essence and beat well until all creamy and well incorporated and divide the liquid ingredients into 3 equal parts
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
Grease 3 9 inch pans with PAM and set aside
Add red food color to one of the three liquid ingredients and green food color to the second one. The third one is in natural color
Mix liquid ingredient 1 with dry ingredients 1 and fold it well incorporated and pour each mixture into a 9 inch pan and now keep all the three pans in the preheated oven
Bake for around 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
If you have space to keep only one pan, then do not mix the other two before the oven is ready. Once the wet and dry are mixed, it should be in the oven as early as possible
I had space only for 2 pans, so did not mix the third wet and dry until the oven was ready
Once the cakes are out of the oven, allow them to rest in the pan for 5 minutes and run a knife around the corner and invert them on to the cooling rack and allow it to cool completely
Once to room temperature, keep in the fridge to set before icing
Mix agar agar with 1/4 cup cream and set aside. If it is not fully dissolved, lightly heat until it dissolves. To prepare icing, beat together 3/4 cup whipping cream, powdered sugar and the agar agar mixture well until peaks are formed
Allow the icing to rest for 10 minutes in the fridge
Mix together water, sugar and little vanilla and make a sugar water
To assemble the cake - put a table spoon of the icing on the cake plate and keep the first layer of cake. Keeping the icing makes sure that the cake sticks and does not move much while decorating
On the cake layer sprinkle sugar water and then add 1/4 cup of icing and spread well and add a table spoon of the crush
Keep the next layer and repeat the above 2 steps and the third layer
Now finish icing the cake and decorate with sprinkles
Cut a Slice and enjoy!!!!


Notes

Addition of Agar Agar in the cake makes it much more light, spongy and airy – read that it is a good substitute for Egg white
Addition of Agar Agar in the icing makes the icing smooth and soft and also set quicker. Here I am substituting it for Gelatin
You could also use the buttercream frosting or the ready made frosting
Do not use Amul Fresh Cream to whip as it does not form any peaks due to its very low fat content.
Make sure not to mix the wet and dry ingredients until you are ready to bake. Baking soda and baking powder when mixed with wet ingredients starts to react and if you delay in placing it in the oven, the cake will turn hard
I did not add much icing in between the layers as I wanted to highlight the three colors of the cake layers


Sending this to to my own guest host event Eggless Bakes and Treats, Surabhi's page, Bake Fest #14, Healthy Baking, Indrani's page, Foodomania’s Christmas Cook-Off Contest, Edible Gifts, CEDD - Cakes, Raven's page, Know your Flour, Jagruti's pageCookies and Cakes, Favorite Recipes, Merry Christmas Celebrations, 60 days to Christmas, Priya's page, Gayathri WTML hosted by Nithu, Festive Feasts, Siri’s Anniversary Event, Bachelor’s Feast, Grand Festive Feasts, HITS Hosted by Roshini, Hot Beverages and Desserts in 45 Min, Dolly Bakes, Laura Loves Cakes, Cook like a celebrity Chef, Agar Agar Recipe contest sponsored by Marine Chemicals , Kochi. www.indiaagar.com hosted at Food Corner, Christmas Food Fair, Innovative recipes
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30 comments :

  1. wow Sowmya cake looks so perfect, love the layers in them :) beautifully done and eggless too... I am sure you enjoyed doing this challenge...

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  2. awesome cake sowmya... looks so good and love the colored cake... well made that with eggless... here i got one tips that agar agar is substitute for egg... its great like us...

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  3. looks perfect Sowmi... All the colors and layers so nice
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  4. wow..the cake looks decadent & delicious,loved the eggless version:)
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  5. Beautiful cake Sowmya, you did very well. I like the colors you choose. Please link it to linky tool.

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    1. Thanks for sharing with favorite recipes event.

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  6. Stunning Sowmya! !!! Love those layers, so beautiful! !!

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  7. Beautifully made,perfect layers and super tempting cake.

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  8. Perfect beautiful cake dear...Loved the neat layers..

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  9. yours came out so perfect...you are really such a great baker!

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  10. Cake looks so beautiful and colorful.. You have done it perfectly..

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  11. Perfect cake.. Loved the layers.. Thanks for linking

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  12. So Beautifully done! looks awesome...The colors are so bright and stunning :) great job Sowmya!

    Sandhya

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  13. Just wow, wat a stunning and super gorgeous cake,lovely and catchy layers Sowmya.

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  14. Such a neat cake. The sprinkles look very cute :)

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  15. How I love the colourful sprinklers on top..loved the cake.

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  16. Love the look of this eggless Neapolitan cake! Nicely decorated!

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  17. Wow Sowmya this is amazing. Thanks for ur tips dear.Thanks for linking.

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  18. thanks for the tips. Your cake looks amazing :)

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  19. wow!!This is a perfect cake with lovely colours!!Now I got the idea of adding Agar Agar to an eggless cake...
    Thanks for sending it to my events,Good Luck with the contest!!
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  20. This is classy Eggless cake..Love the addition of agar agar..

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  21. Hi Sowmya,

    First time on your blog and this cake look very spongy for being eggless...Can you please link up the original version?
    Shobha

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  22. hii..yes first time on your blog and cake looks so yummy and delicious...can you plz tell me that can i use gelatin instead of agar agar?? and gelatin and agar-agar is a veg..??
    please reply as soon as possible...
    meenu

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    1. Thanks Meena... You can use Gelatin instead of Agar Agar. Although I have not tried Gelatin myself, this is what I have heard.

      Sowmya

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