Kaykat Al-Andalus (Al-Andalus cake) Strawberry Cake
Strawberries is a fruit, that has beautiful bright red color and has sweet taste. You can make this cake for Mothers, Fathers, Valentine day and birthdays, it is very delicious and easy to make. I made this cake for my daughter birthday and it was gone in less-than 3 minute. I hope you would enjoy it as much as my family did.
I called this sweet dish kaykat Al-Andalus (Al-Andalus cake). The Al-Andalus was also called the Muslim Spain; it was governed by the Muslims between 711 and 1492 and they used red colored flag as their state symbol. The rulers during this period led the kingdoms into the rise of cultural exchange, peace and collaboration between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Caliphate of Córdoba led the Al-Andalus to be the guiding light of learning, and it became one of the leading economic and cultural centers. The greatest and advanced achievement of the present time learning information has come from Al-Andalus for example, trigonometry, astronomy, pharmacology and many more.
Some fun fact about red color, red is a good luck color in Chinese culture, Some Chinese bride wear red wedding gowns. In the Indian culture is a symbol of purity and red is used in many wedding gowns.
Nutrition information about Strawberries, it contains vitamin C, manganese and essential unsaturated fatty acids. Few studies show that eating strawberries will decreased cardiovascular disease risk and anticancer properties. Eating strawberries would lower the rate of hypertension, lower blood LDI and cholesterol levels.
1 ¼ cup sugar
1 cup of butter
3 eggs (separate yolk and white)
2 cups flour
3 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup cold water
½ squeeze orange juice
1 orange zest
3 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
8 oz whipped cream
3 Ibs strawberry
5 tablespoon powder sugar
In bowl add the sugar, butter and the egg yolk mix with the electric mixer.
Add the flour, and the baking powder mix with electric mixer, blend all the ingredient together.
Add cold water, orange juice, orange zest, honey, vanilla extract blend all the ingredient together with the electric mixer.
Whip the egg white: the best way to whip the egg white is by having a copper bowl, if not than a metal or glass bowls. Do not use a plastic bowl, because plastic interfere with the beating the egg white and it would not work. I always use a metal bowl make sure there is no water and the bowl is very dry. Add your egg white and with electric blender whip the eggs until they become very stiff.
Add the egg white to the cake mixture, do not blend, fold the egg white to the cake mixture by using spatula.
2 around Cake Pan 9 inches, or you can use 2 heart shape pan 9 inches. Separate the cake mixture in the two-pan put it in heated oven of 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely.
Cut the green top of the strawberries and slice them add the powder sugar and blended together.
Take one of cake layer put in a decorative plate or any plate then add the whipped cream and strawberries, then put the second layer on the top of the first layer add whipped cream and strawberries on top. With butter knife cover the side of the cake with whipped cream and add strawberries.
For all the mothers in the world, it is nice to have "Me Time" at the end of the day. Enjoy.