A pink cake for Sylvia

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A Whisper of Cardamom

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2024

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I developed this vanilla and raspberry cake when my daughter requested a sugar pink cake for her fifth birthday, and indeed a pink party to match. The kefir makes the sponge whisper-light and the raspberries stud it with pockets of jammy sharpness. A mound of fluffy frosting was another prerequisite – here its sweetness tempered by fresh fruit, which also stains it a suitably Barbie pink. The other trick for lightness in both the sponge and the frosting is seemingly excessive beating.