kate5kiwis: raspberry sour cream cake

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“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, June 12, 2008

raspberry sour cream cake

i've been threatening to take this speshal cake (which i last made when Woozie was a baby) to the beach ever since... oh... since Deb had her birthday two weeks ago and *didn't* pre-announce it lol (and now she's awaiting the arrival of my Woozie's birthday present before i can sneak the machine at midnight and conjure up a pressie) cos as soon as i mentioned the raspberry-sour-cream combination, Clare's eyes popped and it was a done deal.
so today we grabbed our girlies and headed for the sands (we had to BYO sunshine though cos it's been Summer-In-June for the last fortnight, but packed its bags this morning, whaddya know?)
of course the instant we hit the beach the kiddos spread out into The Big Wide Open Spaces... but miraculously returned for
the two-days-early-cake-and-singing-birthday-candle,
and delish brownie...
and a taste of this baby:which doesn't look that sexy but oh! boy! it! is/was!

Katie's Easy Peasy Raspberry Sour Cream Cake
(yeah, sheesh, that's the third recipe i've blogged this fortnight. must've finally found my kitchen muse)
whisk to death with electric beater:
1/2 c sugar
100g softened butter
1 happy egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
mix in:
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
spread in bottom of springform pan.
sprinkle onto base:
500g (defrosted frozen) raspberries
combine topping:
500g sour cream
1/2 c sugar
2 egg yolks
1tsp vanilla essence
and pour over berries.
whang into oven for an hour at 180 celsius (350 fahrenheit lol)
then turn down oven to 150 celsius for half an hour (google the fahrenheit lol)
chill overnight, resist eating before lunchtime. pack in picnic basket and head out to the sands. i'm actually thinking it would've been divine with a skwidge of tarty greek yoghurt on the side of a china plate, but i only took paper napkins to the beach...
my beautiful peeps
we even got the sunshine

13 Comments:

Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

Happy Birthday sweetie
HUGS
Jen

6:11 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Is the other cake chocolate? I'm sitting here dribbling....

6:34 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh lookit you guys, sitting outside in the sunshine! Cakes look divine... happiest of birthdays to you.

6:40 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

happy egg? *raises eyebrow*

Awww, I missed Deb's b'day...? She was hush, hush 'bout that huh? Maybe I'll pop up for a flying visit and take ya'll out for lunch...when my car is all better.

Happy weekend with your mummsy and daddy!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday for two days time!!!! Those cakes look yummy scrummy:-) Have been enjoying your 'kitchen muse'. Enjoy your celebration w/e.....Happy Birthday to the other girly in the gang, too!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Blogger said...

I guess it probably is your birthday now - I'm not strong on time zones but I know you are ahead of me (in all ways!)

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Hope you get lots of gorgeous presents, loads of yummy food and a good shag! Ooops sorry I shouldn't say that, should I? This is not that kind of blog is it?

10:37 PM  
Blogger The Gorgeous Debbie said...

For The Record - the raspberry sour cream creation was *deee*-lish, I was even trying to make up the recipe in my head on the way home, but now I don't have to. Just noticed LouLou's coat in the photo - that chick needs to harden up, HA HA HA HA HA! We had cake and sunshine and company and some belly laughs to warm us up, that eskimo coat was well OTT! ;o) xoxoxoxo

And Hay, I'm holding you to that visit. When you win Lotto is probably a more apt statement - $2.12/litre! You'll need a small mortgage to get here and back, even when your car gets fixed. Love to you guys xoxoxo (is that bad blog-iqeutte? Chatting to your mates in the comment box?)

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Gorgeous Debbie said...

..... or even bad blog-iquette? xoxoxo

7:53 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

jen
thanks for all your love X

steve
duh, it's a GIRL party. however can we *not* have choc? lol X

floss
thanks for your sunshine dance, it worked! X

hay
you know, a hippyhappyegg, as in "free range hen", though i did think of you when typing "sour cream" and "egg". but i seriously think i might be able to reform your veganism with this recipe.
holding my breath for the RubyRaspberryWagon's appearance X

rosie
oh thank you, thank you! when i was looking for the Sour Cream Cake recipe i came across all those recipes that you laboriously handwrote for me all those years ago, with references to Tibbs' (was it Tibb or Tibbs who owned it?) House. and my Best School In The Country Memories came flooding in X

r.b.
rofl, you cheeky wench X

deb
ya big tease: i must be the worst blog-iquette-er in the whole of the world then, cos i even have to leave messages in comment boxes for other bloggers to check what i wrote back to them at so-and-so's blog etc X

deb
i didn't even notice your spell-iquette X

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so jealous!!!! What a beautiful cake!!! I love it. I was just thinking about the combo of sour cream and raspberries. I'm gonna try bu yours looks scrummy - enjoy my friend and happy early birthday - celebrate as long as you can.
love Suz

1:14 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

Glad you didn't get rained on and thank you for the recipe, I may have to try this one. You all look great and happy... at the beach.

6:47 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

suz
one day we will live in the same country again, k? am gonna email ya now and find out how your cake went down X

anna
yep, rain or shine, it totally is my happy place. love that it's yours too X

4:43 PM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

oh wow, how did i not see this before, would you loooook at that cake! TOO gorgeous! :D

5:49 PM  

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