A luscious, tender cake that goes well with many different types of fillings and frostings.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups super fine sugar
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 1/2 teaspoons brandy
- 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
Stir together the cake flour, baking powder, salt, and super fine sugar.
Separate the eggs save the egg yolks for another use. In a glass or copper bowl beat the egg whites until foamy.
Mix 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream with the vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture then fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ) for 30 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans for ten minutes then invert onto a wire rack to continue cooling. Once cakes are completely cool frost with fresh whipped cream and serve with fresh strawberries.
To Make Frosting: Beat on low speed until stiff 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (make sure it's very cold). Beat in the confectioners' sugar and 2 1/2 teaspoons brandy. Use immediately to frost cake.