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Celebration Cake

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Celebration Cake

Celebration Cake
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Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
  1. 8 large eggs
  2. 525 g (2½ cups) castor sugar
  3. 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  4. 500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
  5. 150 ml sunflower oil
  6. 490 g (3 ½ cups) cake flour
  7. 30 ml (2 T) baking powder
  8. Pinch salt
  9. Juice and grated rind of a large lemon (optional)
  1. 125 ml (½ cup) soft margarine
  2. 500-750 ml (2-3 cups) icing sugar
  3. 10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence
  4. Food colouring of your choice
  5. 10 ml (2 t) hot water, if necessary
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar until light and fluffy; add the vanilla essence.
  3. Mix the boiling water and oil together.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  5. Add the water and flour mixtures alternately to the egg mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 240 x 320 x 10 mm cake pan or oven roasting pan and bake for 40-35 minutes until done.
  7. Let cool completely before icing.
To make the icing
  1. Cream the margarine and icing sugar together.
  2. Add essence and mix through.
  3. Add water if icing is too stiff.
  4. Divide the icing mixture and colour each portion in a different colour.
To make the meringues
  1. Divide the meringue mixture and colour as desired.
  2. Pipe onto a baking sheet and bake as per instructions.Decorate cake with prepared icing and meringues as per picture.
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