Race Track Cake

makes 1 layer of cake Conversion Chart Print

Ingredients

1 cup of all purpose flour
½ cup of sugar
¾ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup of curd or buttermilk
2 tablespoons of oil
½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

Preparation

1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 8 inch round pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, mix curd or buttermilk, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and apple sauce.
3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl until just mixed. I added another teaspoon of curd to adjust the consistency. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in the pan before de-moulding. Freeze the layer till further use. Bake 2 more layers.
4. Assemble and decorate as per your choice.

Notes

This recipe makes 1 layer. Repeat this process to get 3 layers.

After soaking, filling and crumb coating the cake, I poured ganache over the cake and tried to create grass, track lines etc. The skill is abysmal at best but my son was the happiest and told all his friends how the cake looks bakery made but my mother has made it. This was the full payment and satisfaction to the cake and the process.