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Numbers Cake

Numbers Cake

Discover our Numbers Cake recipe, a light and fluffy sponge cake which is ideal to celebrate a landmark birthday.

Discover our Numbers Cake recipe, a light and fluffy sponge cake which is ideal to celebrate a landmark birthday.

  • Prep time
    45 minutes
  • Cooking time
    50 minutes
  • Servings
    12 portions
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Ingredients

Cake
  • 375 grams Stork
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs, large
  • 375g self-raising flour
Icing
  • 175 grams Stork
  • 350g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tbsps milk
  • Food colourings (green, grey)
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Toy cars for decoration
  • A large cake board or serving plate.

      Instructions

      Steps
      1. Grease and line the base and sides of a 9 x 13” deep tin. (A straight edged roasting tin is ideal). Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.
      2. Cream together the Stork and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
      3. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
      4. Sift in the flour and fold in until the mixture is blended.
      5. Fill the prepared tin with the mixture and roughly level with the back of a spoon.
      6. Bake in the oven for 45-50minutes until golden and springy or when a skewer is inserted in the middle it comes away clean. Cool in the tin for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
      7. From the chart select the number cake you will be making. Make up the cakes as directed. Using a sharp serrated knife cut out the cake following the shape and place on a large cake board.
      8. Beat together the Stork and icing sugar adding a little milk to create a smooth spreadable consistency.
      9. Colour some of the icing green and use to coat the sides of the cake.
      10. Using a grey coloured icing coat the top of the cake to create the road.
      11. Add more colouring to the remaining grey to darken it a couple of shades. Place in disposable piping bag and use to pipe the central and outside edge lines of the road.
      12. Add the toy cars to the track and serve.

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