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Easy cake for making layered cakes

Layered cake is so delicious but can be a time consuming project. However, if you bake the cake layers ahead and store them in the freezer, it will save you time and the task becomes less overwhelming. Simply just pull the cakes out when needed and assemble the cake. This recipe for cake layers is quick and easy and the cakes freeze really well.

Cake layer

I did learn a lesson when baking this particular cake. To prevent the cake from taking on too much color too fast, I placed a piece of foil over the pan, however, the foil touched to top of the cake and pulled off the very top layer. Not that it really matters because the cake will be covered with cream anyway but I am a type-A kind of person so little things like that annoys me 🙂 Lesson learned, if using foil tap a dome into it so it doesn’t touch the cake…I knew that….I just forgot.

Lock parchment paper in springform pan

Lagkagebunde (makes 1 cake, cut into 2 cake layers)

Ingredients:

3 large eggs

125 g sugar (4.4 oz or 3/4 cup)

60 g flour (2.1 oz or 1/2 cup)

60 g cornstarch (2.1 oz or 1/2 cup)

1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Use a 9 inch (23 cm) springform pan, place a piece of parchment paper in bottom of springform and lock in place. Spray a light layer of baking spray in pan, add a tablespoon of flour to pan, rotate pan to coat sides and bottom with flour, bang out excess flour into a trash can and set pan aside.

Place eggs and sugar in the bowel of an electrical mixer and mix on high-speed for 10 minutes until eggs are pale and thick. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowel and sift over egg mixture. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, careful not to deflate the dough by over-mixing. Pour batter into prepared springform pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden, careful not to over-bake. The cake is done when the cake feels firm to the touch or test by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake, the toothpick should come out clean. Allow to cool completely in pan. Once cooled, run a small knife around the edges to loosen it, then open springform. Using a serrated knife cut cake horizontally into 2 cake layers. If you are not using the cake layers right away they can be frozen. Separate the two cakes with parchment paper and store in freezer-safe bags.

Source: My Danish Kitchen

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