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Pinocchio tårta (cake)

I remember eating this cake as a kid and it’s ridiculously good. It has a layer of fluffy spongecake, another layer of meringue, a layer of almonds and whipped cream and berries. It has a few steps to it but all so simple and doesn’t take any time at all and if you have a Kitchen Aid or something similar this is a piece of cake 😂. Its sweet, creamy, fluffy, crunchy, gooey and just yummy! Feeds alot of people and is perfect for a birthday party for kids OR adults! If you want a bigger cake just double the recipe and TADA you have a HUGE cake 😍.

Spongecake

  • 75g/6tbsp of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour, unbleached preferably
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  1. Turn oven to 300F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with oil.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, incorporate well before each addition.
  3. Mix the flour and baking powder together. Sift into the egg mixture, add milk and fold in gently.
  4. Take batter and spread out in a thin layer on your prepared pan, set aside.

Meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 50g shaved almonds
  1. Whisk the egg whites with a handheld mixer or your kitchen aid until it starts forming soft peeks. Then slowly start adding the sugar slowly. Whisk until sugar is fully disolved and you have a stiff meringue.
  2. Spread the meringue over the layer of spongecake evenly.
  3. Take your almonds and crush them lightly in your hands and spread over the meringue.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20-25 min or until meringue starts to get a little golden brown. DO NOT over bake, you will have a dry sponge cake.
  5. Take out of oven and off the cookie sheet. Let cool completely.

Filling

  • 1.5 cups whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh berries of your choice(strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  1. Whisk the whipped cream with the vanilla and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
  2. Cut your berries into smaller pieces.
  3. Once cake is cool cut in half. Spread the whipped cream evenly on one half of the cake. Meringue side up.
  4. Divide your berries over the whipped cream and put the other layer of cake on top, meringue side up. READY TO SERVE.

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