For the bottom, cake layer:Here is Katherine's little sister Annika with our cake:
Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, one by one. Stir in the flour. Line a springform pan with parchment paper and brush with butter. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 340 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool. Remove parchment paper, and return cake to springform.
- 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 and 1/8 cup sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon (slightly less) baking powder
For the top, cream layer:
Dissolve gelatin in slightly less than one cup boiling water and set it aside to cool. Mix the yogurt and the sugar together. In a separate bowl, whip cream with a little sugar and add to the yogurt mixture. Stir in the gelatin. Add orange pieces. Pour on cake. Chill 3 hours.
- 1 and 3/4 cup cream
- 450 grams Greek yogurt (Sorry, not sure what this equates to in American measurements. This is a large yogurt container. If you don't have Greek yogurt, strain the yogurt through cheesecloth for several hours to drain out excess liquid.)
- 1 packet of gelatin
- large can of mandarin oranges, drained
- 3/4 cup sugar (maybe a little less.)
When I made the cake at home on my own, I chilled it overnight to make sure it was good and firm. I also reserved a couple cups of the cream mixture before adding the orange sections. First I poured the part of the mixture with the oranges on top of the cake layer. Then I topped it off with the plain cream mixture so that the top would be smooth.
I wish I had some cake right now. It would be the perfect way to celebrate the successful end of NaBloPoMo!