Viennese Dreamcake Recipe

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Viennese Dreamcake

Jenn Hollis

By
@LadyIchor


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Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2/3 c
vegetable shortening
6
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

1/2 c
butter
1/4
water
10 oz
confectioners' sugar
pinch
salt
2 Tbsp
brandy
1/2 c
cocoa powder

Step-By-Step

1Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto wax paper.
2Beat sugar, shortening, egg yolks and vanilla in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed, 3 minutes, or until creamy smooth.
3Turn mixer speed to low.
4Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition, just until batter is smooth.
5Pour batter into two greased and floured 9 inch layer cake pans, dividing evenly.
6Bake in moderate oven 350 degrees, for 30 minutes or until centers spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
7Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
8Loosen around the edges with a knife and turn out onto wire racks; cool completely.
9Put layers together and frost with rich fudge frosting.
10FROSTING: Melt butter with cocoa in a large saucepan over low heat stirring often, until mixture is smooth.
11Remove from heat.
12Beat in confectioner's sugar, salt and brandy until smooth with electric mixer at high speed.
13TIP: If mixture becomes too thick while frosting cake, add a few drops hot water and beat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy