Crafty Recipe - Katowes Cakeby Wen Zientek-SicoThis special cake makes for a wonderful family project that helps celebrate the miracle of Chanukkah. Children will love making the cake, especially if you do make the cake utilizing all 44 seperate measurements.
Forty-four is a special number associated with Chanukkah because that is the total number of candles lit during this special season. This special cake has a total of 44 ingredients (with a little creative math). This is an excellent cake to make with your grandchildren and a perfect time to retell the story of Chanukkah. You can decorate the cake simply with powdered sugar, frosting, or even with 44 tiny candles. For a more elaborate dessert, a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and orange juice makes a beautiful topping.
16 tablespoons cake flour (1 cup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
16 tablespoons sugar (1 cup)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Sift the flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Beat the eggs for ten minutes until very light. Beat in the sugar a tablespoon at a time, mixing very well until thick and lemon colored. Fold in the dry ingredients in four additions, mixing well after each addition. Add the juices all at once and mix well. Pour into an ungreased tube pan and bake for 50 minutes. Let the cake cool completely in the pan before removing. Remove and decorate if desired. Cake can also be baked in two round 9 inch cake pans at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour