Number Cake Recipe | Alphabet Cake | How to Make Cream Tart



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Decorative Cream Tart recipe, also known as Numbers cake or letter cake or Alphabet Cake. This cake is super trendy on Instagram in 2018. Basically it is tart based cake with delicious mascarpone cream, decorated with fresh fruits, meringue, flowers and more. This cake is perfect for birthday or any special occasion.

2.5 Hours
30 Minutes

    For the crust:

    • 300g (2.5 cups – 1 tbsp) flour
    • 75g (⅝ cup) ground almond
    • 75g (2/3 cup) powdered sugar
    • 200g (7.05 oz) cold butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Pinch salt

    For the cream:

    • 400g (14.1 oz) mascarpone or cream cheese
    • 400ml (1⅔ cups) heavy cream
    • 150g (1⅓ cups) powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    For decoration:

    • Macaroons, strawberries, raspberries, meringue Kisses, chocolates, flowers and more.

1. In a food processor, process cold cubed butter, flour, ground almond, powdered sugar and pinch salt. Process until crumbs are formed. Add egg and vanilla extract, process until dough is formed.

2. Transfer the dough to a work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 180C/375F.

4. Roll out the dough on a parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and cut your number/letter/shape. From the leftovers roll again the dough, refrigerate for 30 minutes and cut another number/letter/shape. For one cake you will need two layers of biscuit.

5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until slightly golden in the edges. Let cool completely.

6. Make the cream: in a large bowl beat mascarpone and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat to stiff peaks. Transfer to a piping bag.

7. Pipe the mascarpone cream over the first biscuit, then gently place the second biscuit on top. Pipe the remaining cream and decorate as you like.


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    Ema 3/16/2019

    Should i make the cake the day before and is it possible for me to leave it overnight in the refrigerator without ruining it?


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