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Happy Birthday to me with a Bergamot White Chocolate Cake

Birthday Cake

Yesterday I celebrated my ??? birthday and had a wonderful time with my family who pampered me the whole day.

Breakfast was served in bed by my husband who also prepared lunch, the cake was prepared by my daughter, who made everything herself from scratch following my recipes.  I was not allowed to see the cake in the refrigerator so they taped a newspaper between the two shelves so that I could not take a peek 🙂  In the evening our children took us out for dinner and they also bought me a lovely gift.

The family

Elia prepared the sponge cake using fresh free range eggs sent to me by my friend and neighbour in Assini.  You can see how yellow the sponge is.

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She made the cake between her free time from University and work.  She prepared the sponge two days before and wrapped it in cling film.  The next day she cut it into three slices and then wet it with bergamot syrup.

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In the first layer of filling she added whipped cream mixed with lemon curd.  On top of that she added a layer of crumbled biscuits  mixed with some melted butter.

On top of that she added a layer of whipped cream mixed with cream cheese, mashed bergamot fruit preserve and grated white chocolate.She reserved some of this cream for the decoration.

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For frosting she made a white chocolate ganache and decorated it with some of the reserved whipped cream with cream cheese in which she added a drop of red food colouring.  The third sponge slice was used to cut two flowers with a cookie cutter which she decorated with the frosting and wrote Happy Birthday Mum in Greek.

The taste of the cake was amazing.  I thought it would be too sweet because of the white chocolate but it was perfect, so light and airy,  with the fragrant flavour of bergamot,  but also with the lemony white chocolate cream and topped with the white chocolate ganache.

Bravo Elia, I am so proud of you!

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15 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday, Ivy! What a beautiful cake and what a wonderful day! Lucky, happy you to have such a family! I love how they “hid” the cake in your fridge! Clever! It really is such a pretty cake and it looks and sounds like it was so delcious. Your birthday sounds wonderful!

  2. A beautiful cake and gorgeous family portrait!

    I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.


    Rosa xxx

  3. Chronia Polla & Happy Birthday! What a delightful family you have – so sweet and loving to do all of that to celebrate your birthday. The cake is BEAUTIFUL – my daughter loves white chocolate, too!

  4. Oh Ivy that is wonderful ! The family, the day and ..the cake !!!

    • Ivy

      Thank you dear Natalia.

  5. PG

    Dear Ivy, belated very Happy Birthday to you! And what a lovely cake! Your daughter has done a very good job at it. A very happy Easter to you and your family too!

    • Ivy

      Thank you PG. As an Orthodox we shall be celebrating Easter in May but thanks anyway 🙂

  6. Χρόνια Πολλά και Καλά!! Πόσο θα ήθελα ένα κομμάτι από την τούρτα!!

    • Ivy

      Ευχαριστώ Εύτη μου.

  7. What a beautiful and delicious sounding cake! So exotic. Xronia Polla Ivy!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Anna mou.

  8. Happy belated Birthday, Ivy.
    The cake looks really beautiful. Your daughter did an excellent job!

  9. Although I’m late I have to wish you a belated Happy Birthday my friend. The cake looks lovely 🙂

  10. Peter

    beautiful and lovely portrait.and the cake looks yummy.

  11. Karen

    What a delicious cake. I am very excited after seeing this cake. It is a perfect combo.