The alphabet N brings a cake from Australia. The Neapolitan cake. This is a three layered cake, with three different flavors. chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. The cake is sandwiched with whipped cream and topped with chocolate ganache.

 

I made three small cakes , filled them with freshly whipped cream. I tinted the cream with pink food color for one layer, the other layer I kept white. I poured some ganache on top and let it drizzle down on the sides. Ganache tasted excellent, but I wish I had poured chocolate for a picture perfect cake. I know there were flaws in this cake, I was not happy with the strawberry layer, the pink was very dull. The dripped ganache was not upto the mark, but even after flaws the cake tasted excellent . I sent half the cake to my neighbors, who are so happy that I am baking cakes for A to Z Baking around the World.

 

Neapolitan Cake

 Ingredients

11/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup curd
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
11/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence

Chocolate layer

2 tbsp cocoa powder

Strawberry layer

3-4 fresh strawberries
Few drops pink food color

Filling and Frosting

Sugar syrup
Whipped cream
Ganache

Method

Sieve the flour.
Cream the sugar and curd.
Add baking powder and baking soda.
Keep aside for 5 minutes.
Add oil and vanilla essence.
Gradually add the flour, blending with the wet ingredients.
Divide the batter into three bowls.
You shall need three 4″ round baking tins.
To the first bowl add cocoa powder, mix well.
Pour in a greased and lined tin and bake.
To the second bowl add pureed strawberries and pink food color, mix well and pour in another greased and lined tin and bake.
The third batter will be baked as it is. Pour it into the third tin and put to bake.
Bake at 180 deg C , bake for 10-12 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Assembling the Cake

Let all three cakes cool down.
Place the chocolate cake on the turn table.
Sprinkle some sugar syrup to moisten the cake.
Spread some whipped cream on the chocolate layer.
Place the strawberry layer.
Similarly sprinkle sugar syrup on this layer too.
Spread whipped cream.
Place the third layer, which would be vanilla.
Spread another layer of whipping cream.
Pour chocolate ganache over it.
Let the ganache drizzle down the sides.
Let the cake set in the frig for an at least one hour.

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N - Neapolitan Cake
Neapolitan cake is a Australian cake with three layers, three colors each complimenting the other.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chocolate Layer
Strawberry Layer
Filling and Frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chocolate Layer
Strawberry Layer
Filling and Frosting
Instructions
  1. Sieve the flour.
  2. Cream the sugar and curd.
  3. Add baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Add oil and vanilla essence.
  6. Gradually add the flour, blending with the wet ingredients.
  7. Divide the batter into three bowls.
  8. You shall need three 4" round baking tins.
  9. To the first bowl add cocoa powder, mix well.
  10. Pour in a greased and lined tin and bake.
  11. To the second bowl add pureed strawberries and pink food color, mix well and pour in another greased and lined tin and bake.
  12. The third batter will be baked as it is. Pour it into the third tin and put to bake.
  13. Bake at 180 deg C , bake for 10-12 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Assembling the Cake.
  1. Let all three cakes cool down.
  2. Place the chocolate cake on the turn table.
  3. Sprinkle some sugar syrup to moisten the cake.
  4. Spread some whipped cream on the chocolate layer.
  5. Place the strawberry layer.
  6. Similarly sprinkle sugar syrup on this layer too.
  7. Spread whipped cream.
  8. Place the third layer, which would be vanilla.
  9. Pour chocolate ganache over it .Let the ganache drizzle down the sides.
  10. Let the cake set in the frig for an at least one hour.
Recipe Notes

10 thoughts on “N – Neapolitan Cake”

  1. Only you can not pleased with this! It looks gorgeous….three layers of cake heaven! Love the cake and the lovely presentation! You totally rock. And I am seriously figuring out how I can become your neighbour and feast on cakes like these!

  2. Picture from the top looks so stunning Vaishali!..I know you are always so hard on yourself and push to get things very perfect, I would say good for us..:)..anyway I have always felt that strawberry loses its colour, so I guess we have to use food colour…anyway the cake looks very soft and spongy, I am so J of your neighbour!

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