viennese dreamcake

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Ingredients For viennese dreamcake

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    brandy
  • pinch
    salt
  • 10 oz
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4
    water
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • FROSTING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 6
    egg yolks
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder

How To Make viennese dreamcake

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

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