Sunday, March 25, 2012

Car Cake / Quick Mix Sponge Cake

This is my first carved cake. I made this for my son who turned 10. Its was fun to actually make this but there are few flaws that I would fix if I am going to make it again. My son was excited to see this car.  The Car is made out of chocolate and sponge cake.  Covered with swiss buttercream and fondant.  Wheels made of rice krispies and fondant.  Dirt is crushed oreo cookies with some chocolate pebbles.

Quick Mix Sponge Cake

Source:  Best Ever Cake Decorating

As how the name is called, this cake is super fast to put together and hold well when it is used for carving or for tiers.  I made this cake well in advance and refrigerated it, then on the day took it out, frosted and put the roll on fondant on it.


1 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease, flour and line a 9 by 13 loaf pan with greaseproof paper.  
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Beat with a electric mixer or handheld mixer for about 3 minutes. The mixture should be pale in color and slightly glossy.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan then smooth the top.  Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick.  Let it cool in a pan for about 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack.

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