This is a cake that I made for a friend and I got the icing recipe from Ranita. It looked spectacular and I was really proud of my efforts. Make it yourself and see how easy it is to bake a cake that not only looks fancy but tastes out of this world as well. Happy Deepavalli and may the Festival of Lights brighten the coming year.
For cake: 1/2 cup butter; 1 cup caster sugar; 1 1/2 cups flour; 2 large eggs; 1 tsp baking powder; 1 tsp vanilla essence OR 2 tbsp cocoa powder; 3 )reo biscuits (remove the icing), crushed.
For Icing: 125 gms cream cheese; 125 gms cream; sugar to taste; 3 Oreo Biscuits (remove icing), crushed.
For Decoration :Oreo Biscuits- Icing Removed and two Almonds.
Mix all cake ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon till thick and glossy. Bake in a preheated oven in a greased and lined 9 inch round cake pan at 160 degrees C or 325 degrees F for 35 minutes or until skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool overnight.
Next day beat the cream cheese (room temperature), cream, crushed oreos and sugar to taste till smooth. Unmould cake onto a board and spread the icing all over the top and sides. Smooth it with a knife. Take the Oreo biscuits and halve them. Press them on the sides of the cake. Cut one half of a biscuit into two and place both on the top of the cake. These are the Festive Deepavalli Lamps. Put the almonds in place. These are the flames. Make sure you admire it and take a photograph for your album before you eat it or give it away. Wishing you a Deepavalli sparkling with joy and glowing with warmth.