The Birthday Cake of Your Dreams
Our local bakery makes cakes that are so beautiful it's difficult not to be distracted! So we decided to recreate our own low carb, sugar free version for a birthday party and it was pretty epic (even if we do say so ourselves!) - both taste-wise and presentation! It was pretty easy, take a look.
Here's what you'll need:
- 225g ground almonds
- 8 eggs
- 50ml almond milk (or any alternative milk)
- 2 scoops Pure Health Collagen
- Sweetener of choice to taste - we used a little honey.
- 300ml whipping or double cream
- 8 strawberries
- Your choice of fruit to top
The sponge is our simple 3 ingredient almond cake which is super quick and easy to make.
Start by separating the eggs and beating the whites until they’re very stiff. We do this a lot in our recipes because this method helps the cake to rise without the need for flour or baking powder - two things we know you try to avoid!
Next, whisk together the egg yolks with the honey (or alternative sweetener of choice) and almond milk (or alternative milk of choice). Add in the collagen powder followed by the ground almonds a little bit at a time, it'll be much harder all at once, until fully mixed and a paste has formed. Now slowly fold in the egg whites being careful not to overwork the mixture.
Split the mixture into three greased tin's (I used a 20cm round tins but go crazy and choose whatever takes your fancy) then bake for 15-20 mins at 170C. Leave until completely cool on a wire rack, if you remove the cakes too soon they will fall.
Now for the fun part! Using an electric whisk (or a very enthusiastic wrist!) whisk the whipping or double cream until fairly stiff and slice 6 strawberries into very thin slices.
Layer your first cake with cream followed by strawberry slices, then place your second cake on top of the first. Add cream and strawberries to the top of the second tier and add the third cake to the top of the stack. Now cover the entire cake in a thin layer of cream ensuring no sponge is showing through. Lastly you can have fun creating a pretty fruit display on top, cacao nibs would also be great! I wanted to add nuts to the sides (maybe flaked almonds) but ran out of shopping time - maybe you can give it a try!