Monday, August 15, 2011

Ribbon Cake

Ribbon cake transports me back to my childhood in Mumbai. Venus bakery used to have this delicious cake. Looking back, I think it was their version of Napolitan Cake. But I loved the name ribbon cake even better. It was a simple sponge cake with layers of pink, brown and white cake batter.

To celebrate team India's cricket victory on April 2nd, I had made this ribbon cake but I used orange, green and white colors instead. [Of course, that victory seems to be a distant dream now especially after that no-show in England right now!:-(

In order to celebrate the Independence day of India, I am posting the recipe of my ribbon - tricolor cake.

Ribbon Cake
1 packet Betty Crocker White cake mix
(use eggs, oil, water as written on the back of the box)

Orange & Green food color drops or
chocolate powder and strawberry powder (Nesquick)

1. Prepare the batter per the instructions on the back of the box.
2. Divide the batter into three uniform parts.
3. Add orange and green [ or chocolate & strawberry powders] in two parts.
4. Grease a loaf pan.
5. Layer with orange , then white and then green. When taking out, orange will be the first layer. With the help of a wooden skewer or knife, swirl the batter to create marble effect.
6. Preheat and bake per the instructions given on the back of the cake mix.

Note -
1. Use chocolate and strawberry powders to create the "real" ribbon cake or follow this recipe.

Happy Independence Day, India!

Venus Bakery
Near Mount Carmel church/St Aloysius School
Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050


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