Saturday, November 17, 2007

My blog turns 1!

Technicolor Kitchen cake

Today is this blog’s birthday and I’m glad for having had the time to prepare a cake to celebrate!

It has been a great thing in my life to be able to share my passion for food with so many others who love cooking and baking like I do – and I want to thank you all for being constant inspiration and for supporting my blog. You really mean the world to me!

Technicolor Kitchen cake

Technicolor Kitchen cake
white cake recipe from here;
chocolate glaze recipe from here


Cake:
120ml milk room temperature
3 egg whites
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
158g cake flour
175g sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
85g butter, softened

Filling:
¼ cup dulce de leche

Icing:
58g unsalted butter, softened
140g dark chocolate, chopped – I used 60% cocoa

Make the cake: preheat oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
Grease two 15cm cake pans with butter, line the bottom with parchment paper, grease the parchment paper and flour the pans.
Combine milk, eggs whites and extracts in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in an electric mixer and mix at slow speed with a paddle attachment – I have done it with regular hand mixer beaters and it worked fine.
Add butter. Continue beating at slow speed until mixture looks like wet sand (If you're doing this by hand, sift the dry ingredients together and rub in butter).
Add all but 60ml (¼ cup) of milk mixture and beat at medium speed for 1 ½ minutes. Add remaining milk mixture and beat for an additional 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary. Do not overmix.
Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and gently shake to smooth batter. Bake 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cakes cool in the pans for 15 minutes then invert onto racks to cool completely before frosting.
Unfrosted cakes can be frozen for 1-2 weeks.

Assemble the cake before making the icing: place one cake on a plate and spread the filling. Place the other cake on top. Chill the cake for a couple of hours to make icing easier.

Prepare the icing: place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over gently simmering water and melt. Mix well to combine.
Spread it over the cake immediately because it hardens pretty fast.

Serves 8-10

Technicolor Kitchen cake

81 comments:

linda said...

Happy 1st anniversery! Yummy cake with the chocolate and the dulce de leche...

Deborah said...

Happy happy blog birthday!! I'm looking forward to many more!

Kevin said...

Congratulations on one year! Great looking cake!

Hannah said...

Happy blogaversary, and here's to many, many more! And to celebrate with an incredible cake like that, I would expect no less. ;)

brian said...

Congrats on the anniversary!

Brilynn said...

Happy Blog Birthday! The cake looks gorgeous, a perfect way to start a second year!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Happy Anniversary Blog day. I'm happy you're here too. The cake and the rose are lovely, the perfect touch!

Deb said...

Happy blogiversary! And dulce de leche filling? Oh yes.

Haalo said...

Gorgeous cake and a most happy 1st blog birthday! Here's to many more!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Patricia, I love this flower on the cake! It looks amazing.
Margot

Pam said...

Happy 1st blog anniversary!!!

Lydia said...

Happy blogiversary! It's been such fun getting to know you through your blog. Looking forward to another year of Technicolor Kitchen. xo

Jenn said...

Congratualtions, hopefully its the first of many birthdays to come. Great looking cake too!

www.chocolateshavings.ca

T.W. Barritt said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Patricia! It's been lovely getting to know you, and I wish you more good food in the year ahead! Your cake is stunning!

breadchick said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Can't wait to see what the next year brings.

Peter M said...

Congrats on your blog's B-day and the cake looks suitably yummy to mark the anniversary. Save me a slab please!

Graeme said...

Best Brazilian food Blog in the World, and what better filling for it's cake than Dulce de Leche?

Here's to another year of Technicolor awesomeness! Happy Birthday!

Manggy said...

That cake is gorgeous! Love dulce de leche too! Happy birthday to your blog! :)

Susan said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Patricia! That cake is so perfect, it looks unreal!

eliza said...

congrats on your blog's 1st anniversary! keep up the good work

Amrita said...

Pat, that's elegance at it's peak!!!!

ps: i've relocated to http://lapetiteboulangette.blogspot.com

hope u'll ammend the link! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Happy bloggy birthday!! Mwa mwa!


Ari (Baking and Books)

Mandy said...

happy 1st anniversary, Patricia!The cake is so pretty. Do I get a piece after the birthday song is sang? ;p

Elle said...

Happy Blog Birthday Patricia! Your blog is always an inspiraton and fun to read. That cake looks worthy of being an anniversayr cake...very yummy!

bri said...

Very big happy birthday to you and your blog! I'm so glad your blog was born. You are a kind human, and offer wonderful inspiration to us all. Your cake looks fabulous! Now, make a wish and blow out your candle.

Curt McAdams said...

Happy blog anniversary! Great looking cake for a 1 year.

toni said...

Happy Blogaversary, Pat! Thank you for posting it in English as well as Portuguese. There are so many of us who are grateful for the extra time it takes you to do this!

Your cake is stunning - just stunning!

Tea said...

Congratulations Patricia!! Keep up with the good work! :))
Cake looks fabulous! It is very simple and that's what I love about it. Simplicity.

Anh said...

Happy blog birthday, Pat! Your blog is always my fav!

jenjen said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Reaching 1 year always a great milestone no matter what you're doing, so congratulations and here's yo another great year!

Happy Homebaker said...

Dear Patricia, Happy Blog anniversary! Your cake is so elegant! I am looking forward to another year of reading your blog postings :)

Julie said...

What a pretty cake! I'll bet it's every bit as delicious as it is good looking with the dulce de leche filling. Yum!

Congratulations on your blogiversary and best wishes for the coming year.

Wendy said...

Happy blog birthday!! Gorgeous cake!

Pat said...

Happy 1st blog birthday!!! And that looks like a gorgeous cake!!

ilingc said...

Happy blog birthday Patricia. Cheers to more lovely recipes and stories to share :)

Pille said...

Happy blog anniversary, Patricia! To many more (techi)colourful dishes in the coming year!!

Mallow said...

Happy blogiversary! Beautiful cake!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Happy blogday! What a truly gorgeous cake to celebrate a the blog of a truly wonderful person.

veron said...

Happy Birthday , Patricia! That is a wonderful glazed chocolate cake. May you have more blogging years to come!

Peabody said...

Happy blog birthday! That cake is definitely the way to celebrate.

Claire said...

Congratulations!!! I love the plating of this cake...the rose sets it off! Keep up the great posts and keep having fun.

Marce said...

Happy blog birthday, Patricia! What a way to celebrate too, chocolate and dulce de leche belong together, and that white rose creates a wonderful presentation. For many more years!

Syrie said...

Happy Birthday Technicolour Kitchen! Patricia, this cake looks absolutely stunning.

Inne said...

Happy blog birthday Patricia! The cake looks absolutely amazing.

Claire said...

Happy blogging birthday - and a elegant cake to celebrate.

Ferdzy said...

Happy Birthday to your blog. What a lovely little cake.

Kate / Kajal said...

Cngrats Patricia... its been lovely having you around ...and reading your blog , looking fwd to many more yrs...Happy Blog B'day !

Nicole said...

Happy blog birthday, Patricia!! Looking forward to another yummy year of Technicolor Kitchen! :-)

joey said...

Happy happy blog anniversary! :) That cake is gorgeous! Looking forward to more of your posts :)

Julie said...

Happy Anniverary Patricia, I didn't realize that we had started our blogs almost at the same time. My blogs first anniversary is tomorrow.
Congratulations again, your blog is beautiful and loved and enjoyed by many.

Abby said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Beautiful cake.

Margaret said...

Happy Anniversary to your blog. The cake looks heavenly. I'm always happy to visit your blog and see what you have been up to! Mx

aamena said...

a very happy birthday to your excellent blog! the cake looks yum!

Cheryl said...

Happy blogiversary! Beautiful and elegant cake you made.

Cris said...

Happy 1st Patricia!!! Your blog is delicious and you are so sweet!

Ivonne said...

Happy Birthday to your blog, Patricia! All the best in the year to come!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Happy 1st Blog Birthday, Patricia! It's been such a pleasure knowing you through your beautiful blog. This cake is so pretty, perfect for such a celebration. I look forward to another year of enjoying Technicolor Kitchen!xo

Dana said...

Happy birthday! My blog is still a baby (only about 2 months old!), so I know how it must feel to have a 1 year blog birthday! Congrats :).

hannehanne said...

What a completely gorgeous cake. I wish my baking skills were better. I'm great at making things taste good, not so great at making them look good. And congratulations on your blog birthday! One year is a long time, it's nice to hear that it's been such a good experience for you.

Freya and Paul said...

Happy Blogday Patricia! Your food and words get more beautiful with age!!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

That is truly beautiful Patricia. Seriously stunning! Happy blog birthday.

Tanya said...

Happy blog-birthday. What an elegant looking cake!

Tartelette said...

Happy blog-anniversary!!! One year! Woohoo!! Cheers to many more wonderful adventures! Chocolate cake with dulce de leche in the middle....oh nice!!!

Hillary said...

Aww Happy Birthday to your blog Patricia. Your little Technicolor Kitchen is growing up! :) Beautiful cake!

Eva said...

I'm a little late but nonetheless: Happy Blog Birthday! Our blogs are almost of the same ages - makes me feel like one of the mums on the playground talking about their offspring..;-) May your blog continue to grow beautifully!

Eva said...

PS: The white rose on top of the dark ganache looks truly elegant!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Thank you all for your kind words! I appreciate it so much! You guys are amazing!

Susan said...

Wishing you many more blogiversaries, Patricia. You're a delight. Congratulations! -Susan

TBC said...

Wow! A chocolate cake with dulce de leche filling! Love it!
Congrats on completing a great year of blogging. Here's wishing you many more fun-filled ones, Patricia. :)

Erika of Sweet Pea Blog said...

Happy belated 1st Birthday! And what a lovely looking cake - love the contrast of the rich chocolate with the delicate white rose. Congrats!
Erika

Kelly-Jane said...

Happy belated Birthday to you Patricia and your blog!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday to you, Patricia's blog :) I'm so glad to have found you and I so enjoy reading what you are up to in life and in the kitchen.
Keep blogging away!

Nora B. said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Patricia! I'm so glad that you started a blog. I've learnt so much from your blog, not just about food but also about your culture. Thanks for sharing and here's to many, many more wonderful posts!

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Patricia, Happy 1st Birthday to your blog. Like to thank you for sharing so many recipes and the kind comments in my blog. Look forward to see your postings!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! Your cake is so beautiful.

nicisme said...

Many happy returns on your first year of blogging!
That cake looks gorgeous, I love the idea of dulce de leche in the middle.

Cenk said...

Happy anniversary Patricia. Sorry I missed it! The cake looks scrumptious!

Anne said...

Belated Happy Blog Anniversary! Sorry, didn't have much time to blog nor to surf lately since I've been busy with life....Anyway, I wish your blog all the best...more bakes..more cooking...and more joy!

Barbara said...

Sorry I'm late. Happy Blog Birthday.

Lis said...

Happy belated blog birthday!! =)

xoxo

Anonymous said...

It is rather interesting for me to read the blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

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