Here is Cake, for a special day,
Just for you on Mother’s Day.
I must have been born beneath a lucky star,
To have a mother as nice as you are!
He wanted to be an artist but was rejected by the prestigious Art Schools in Vienna. His mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He came back from Vienna for her. In his book “Mein Kampf” he says that he honored his father but ‘Loved’ his Mother. Yes, yes..you know who I am talking about – Adolf Hitler. The reason I brought this incident up is, that no matter what you are for the world, there is one person who reminds you of how tiny you are when it comes to her and where you come from – Her Womb. Pardon me for being dramatic. I have developed this penchant for drama, thanks to what I am watching these days – Game of Thrones. Sometimes it’s really difficult to understand Mother, but as we grow up, she becomes the only person we understand most. She’ll make fun of you, thrash you at times too which is followed by a flood of love and kisses. That’s what makes every mother a bit Weird- which is cute. She’ll scold you for a mistake, but if someone else scolds you- let it be anyone- that person will have a really bad time from your mother. That’s how mothers are.
At times they prove their capability of doing things which will either straighten you up or will put in that path, like Toya Graham. She thrashed her kid in front of the national media as she saw him with a stone in his hand, at the Baltimore riots this April. Well, it’s not the sky which is limit for her, may be it’s the outer space or something beyond. My mother was upset with me as I didn’t tell her about my first boyfriend in high school. She didn’t scold me, but this saddened her a bit. Writing of this incident takes me back to that time where I can feel the aroma of Strawberry Cake. I tried this cake recipe for her, to see that wavy smile on her face. I was a bit clumsy back then, she said the cake was fine – mothers are always fine when someone else cooks for them – but could have been better. Today let’s try Strawberry Cake and bring a smile on every mother’s face.
Strawberry Layered Crunchy Cake
For the Vanilla Cake
1/2 cup Milk,
1 cup Sugar,
2 cups All Purpose Flour,
2 tablespoons Vanilla essence.
For the Corn Crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Salt,
3/4 oz. Cornstarch,
4 teaspoons Sugar,
11 tablespoons Butter,
6 cups Crunch Cereal
1/2 cup White Chocolate,
1/2 cup Strawberry Reserve,
2 cups sliced fresh Strawberries.
Prepare a classic vanilla cake. Take a bowl. Assemble all the ingredients given under cake. Bake at 350 D. F for 20 minutes. Cut into three layers as shown.
Prepare corn crumbs. Take a food processor. Grind cereal completely. Combine cereal, cornstarch, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add melted butter. Toss well. Squeeze the crumbs with your hands. Make small clumps.
Bake until the crumbs turn golden brown for 15 minutes. Cool completely. Once the crumbs cool, melt the white chocolate.
For assembling, take the top most layer and uniformly spread Strawberry reserve on it as shown. Stuff in between the layers, the corn crumbs, melted white chocolate and sliced fresh strawberries. Serve!