13 June 2018

Pomegranate and raspberry birthday cake (Torta de cumpleaños con granada y frambuesas)









A few days ago  was my birthday and I thought it would be good to make a birthday cake especially for my family.

This book " The European Cake Cookbook" is a beautiful book and it is the second time I make a cake of this book.

In this case the filling is with pomegranates and raspberries but any type of berry can be used.
I made the cake the day before and filled it in and finished the day of my birthday.

Someones  were sad when  the cake was over. :)
A big hug for all of you dears !



Adapted from : The European Cake Cookbook
(Tatyana Nesteruk)




We love pomegranate  and find these beauties this season







Ingredients

For vanilla cake

3/4 cup (170 g) unsalted butter softened
1 cup (200 g) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
4 large eggs
1 3/4  cups  all purpose flour
3/4 cup almond flour
4 teaspoon baki8ng powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pomegrante syrup 
(you can make a berry syrup)
2 cups pomegranate juice
3/4 cup sugar

For frosting

1 cup unsalted butter (227 g) softened
227 g cream or mascarpone cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (473 ml) heavy cream chilled
1/2 cup sugar
150 grams raspberries

For garnish : pomegranate arils and raspberries
(or raspberries and strawberries)

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180° C)  Line a round cake pan ( about 20 or 23 cm) with parchment paper and grease the sides.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
Add the milk, yogurt and eggs and mix again for about 1 minute until well combined.
In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients : flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Sift the dry ingredients into the cake batter and mix just until the flour is incorporated.

Put the cake batter in the pan (you can use too two pans  and divided the batter) 
Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove the cakes from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, prepare the pomegranate syrup.
Combine the pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the liquid is reduced by half, about 18 to 20 minutes.
Reseve 1/4 (60 ml) of the syrup for the frosting and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the frosting :
Whisk the butter and the cream cheese in a small bowl for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and cooled pomegranate syrup and mix until well combined, about 1 minute until stiff peaks form. Add the cheese mixture and whisk again for a minute or until stiff peaks form.

To assemble the cake, first soak each layer withe prepared syrup, allowing it to sink into the layers . Spreas a generous amount of the frosting between each layer  and spread some raspberries over this cream layer.
then frost the top and sides. Garnish the cake with pomegranates arils and raspberries.


Print here

























En español
Torta de granada y frambuesas




















66 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday! You outdid yourself w/ this beauty of a cake.Absolutely lovely Gloria♥

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    1. Thanks dear Monique, was nice and quiet day with the twins and hubby. Of course I thought a lot in my mom !

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  2. Buon compleanno <3
    Una torta magnifica! Complimenti.

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  3. Sure finished that fast. Hope a great birthday was had at your pad!

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  4. Gloria, That is a beautiful birthday cake! You did a fine job with it...and it was your own birthday too! Yikes! Someone should have baked it for you... Happy belated birthday! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. thanks so much David :)
    years ago my mom made my birthday cake but the last years she was so tired so usually I made the cakes (was fun)

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  6. Buon Compleanno e complimenti per la torta splendida!!!
    Baci

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  7. Che spettacolo questa torta, molto golosa, complimenti!

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  8. Happy belated Birthday, Gloria! The cake looks amazing and simply perfect for any celebration.

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  9. Oh WOW...how absolutely stunning!!
    Oh Gosh, wish I'd been able to bake this for your birthday. You bring so much pleasure to the lives of others, and it would have been great to do something for you!:))
    Do hope you had a wonderful birthday...

    Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  10. Pomegranates are terrific, although it can be a lot of work to eat the things!

    Didn't realize your birthday had passed. Sorry I missed it! Happy Belated Birthday, Gloria!

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    1. Yes. was my birthday I thought you remember but is oi. Thanks David!

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    2. Well, I have a great memory for everything except dates and names! What's the exact date, so I can write it down somewhere and hopefully not forget it again?

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    3. oh well I think you are a good friend David, although you forget my birthday dat lol xo

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  11. Happy Birthday, the cake looks so adorable☺☺

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  12. Almost too pretty to eat. It looks delicious! Happy belated birthday Gloria.

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  13. Hi Gloria!!!
    Hope you had a fantastic birthday!!! Your cake looks amazingly yummy!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Louise how are you dear Louisee ??

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    2. Thank you for asking Gloria. I have good days and some not so good but don’t you worry Mike takes excellent care of me. Hope all is well by you. Always keeping you and yours in my prayers🙏

      Praying you have many more glorious birthdays. I’m sure this was a difficult one with bittersweet tones. Stay well my friend👍

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    3. Thanks dear Louise. Yes was diffciult my first birthday without my mom !
      Im happy Mike cares you, blessings him.
      Hugs!

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  14. Tantissimi Auguri!!! che torta bellissima, ha un colore delizioso. E deve essere anche favolosa, adoro sia i lamponi che le melagrane

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  15. Happy Birthday! I love the color of this cake, and the flavors sound delicious.

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  16. Happy Birthday! I love the color of this cake, and the flavors sound delicious.
    (I was logged into the wrong account on my first comment.)

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  17. Many Happy (belated) Birthday Wishes to you Gloria.
    That cake looks delicious.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Bellissima da vedere e indubbiamente golosissima :-) Complimenti cara e felice we <3

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  19. What a beautiful cake, dear Gloria, perfect for celebrating. Many Happy Birthday wishes to you! And a hug!
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Your cake is fit for a queen! I love how you decorated it with the crescent of berries and mint! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Queen Gloria ♥

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    1. Thanks dear Susan, was a nice and quiet birthday like my way :)

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  21. Your birthday cake is stunning. I do hope you had a lovely day. Today is my birthday but unfortunately I didn't bake myself a cake. :D

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  22. Happy Birthday Karen !!
    Thanks !

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  23. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful looking cake. So, so pretty. Plus, it sounds like it is/was amazing. Yum! :)
    ~Jess

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  24. Dear Gloria, Happy Birthday!! I wish you a beautiful year ahead!
    The cake is a delicious celebration cake! xoxo Catherine

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  25. Happy Birthday Gloria! What a beautiful cake you chose. I made a cranberry cake at the holidays that looks so much like this only yours is prettier!

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  26. thanks Abbe Im sure your cake is wonderful !xo

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  27. This is so pretty Gloria! I would never have thought to pair the two but it sure works. And Happy Birthday!

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  28. Happy belated Birthday! your cake is MAGNIFIQUE! I love !
    Bises

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  29. un gâteau parfait pour un anniversaire joyeux anniversaire
    bonne soirée

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  30. Merci beaucoup Fimere, bises !

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  31. What a beautiful cake for a special birthday! So lovely!

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  32. Buon compleanno tesoro e complimenti per la torta golosissima!
    baci
    Alice

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