XO cake

Materials:

  • 2x 330 gram FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake
  • 200 gram FunCakes Mix for Crème Patisserie
  • 2 table spoons FunCakes Icing Sugar
  • FunCakes Edible FunColours Gel – Pink
  • FunCakes Marzipan Roses – pink
  • FunCakes Marzipan Hearts small assorti
  • 566 ml water
  • 15 eggs
  • 300 gram MonChou
  • 200 ml whipped cream
  • 130 gram fine crystal sugar
  • Marrow of 1 vanilla pod
  • Decoration material: macarons, meringues, strawberries, blackberries
  • FunCakes decorating bags 41 cm
  • Wilton Countless Celebrations Pan
  • 2x Wilton decorating tip #1A
  • Wilton cake leveller
  • Wilton cooling grid
  • Wilton Cake Release

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven 160°C). Prepare 330 gram of Mix for Sponge Cake as indicated on the package or in this basic recipe and colour with the FunColours gel. Get the right format of the baking pan using the inserts and as explained in the attached instructions. Grease the baking pan with Cake Release, fill with batter and bake for 30-35 minutes. Release the cake after baking and let it cool down completely on a cooling grid. Again, prepare pink sponge cake batter with 330 gram of mix and use to make the second letter.

Shape the letters following the instructions and cut the cakes in half once with a cake leveller. Fill a bowl with 300 gram MonChou, 200 ml whipped cream, 2 tablespoons of icing sugar, 130 gram fine crystal sugar and the marrow of 1 vanilla pod and mix to get a thick, smooth cream. Fill a decorating bag with tip #1A with it. Then make the Mix for Crème Patisserie as indicated on the package or in this basic recipe. Again fill a decorating bag with tip #1A with it. Pipe dots on the bottom of the cake with the crème patisserie, place the other layer of cake on top of it and cover with dots of MonChou cream. Decorate the letters with fresh strawberries, blackberries, roses, hearts, macarons and meringues. Do you want to make the macarons and meringues yourself as well? Click here for a macaron recipe and here for a meringue recipe.