Number cakes

Whether you've an age to celebrate or an occasion to mark, number cakes are a fantastically relevant and fun bake!

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They look amazing, but number cakes are deceptively easy to make...

Whether you've an age to celebrate or an occasion to mark, number cakes are a fantastically relevant and fun bake! A deliciously simple recipe is easily made very jazzy with considered decorative choices, and honestly, they're so easy to make! Below, we've got the recipe and how-to from Baking Mad. Have a try for yourself - and be sure to share any number cake successes you make!

 

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 350 g self-raising white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 350 g unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 350 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the buttercream:

  • 600 g icing sugar
  • 300 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the decoration:

  • 6 macarons
  • 200 g strawberries (washed and hulled)
  • 200 g raspberries
  • 6 mini meringues (white)
  • edible flowers (optional)

Instructions

1
Preheat the oven to 160°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease and a number cake tin with non-stick baking paper. 
2
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
3
Add in the eggs one by one, mixing with each addition. You may want to add a tbsp of the flour with each egg to keep the mixture smooth.
4
Mix in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is a smooth dropping consistency. 
5
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes until baked throughout, golden and springy to touch. 
6
Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack. 
7
To make the buttercream, beat together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. The longer you beat the buttercream for, the lighter and fluffier it will be. 
8
Fill a piping bag fitted with a circular nozzle with buttercream and pipe blobs of buttercream all over the cake.
9
Slice strawberries and position them along with the raspberries, macaroons and crushed meringues onto the cake.

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