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Race Track Cake

Race Track Cake is a perfect theme cake for your kid’s birthday party. Make this cake easily at home and surprise your little one. The base is a chocolate cake, filled and frosted with ganache. Sides are finished with sticking chocolate waffy cigars.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Assembling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Baking
Servings: 1 layered cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar granulated
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • ½ cup yogurt homemade curd or buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 8 inch round pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assemble and decorate as per your choice.

Notes

  1. This recipe makes 1 layer. Repeat this process to get 3 layers.
  2. 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.