This delicious cake consists of a moist sponge cake, the delicate cream cheese cream and fruity mandarin orange filling. Decorated as a sun with the airy Italian meringue, it is an eye-catcher on the dining table and fits perfectly for a special occasion. You can make the cake yourself without much effort. A detailed sun cake recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found here at the bottom.
For birth, christening or 1st baby birthday party
The sweet sun cake is perfect especially for a baby party after birth, a christening party or for the 1st children’s birthday for adults. Since the decorating cream contains food coloring, you should not give the cake to your kids.
I made the sun cake for the 1st baby birthday for adults. The child got the sugar free healthy kids’ cake in the process.
You can soak the sponge cake in this case with an ordinary sugar syrup. Make it with sugar and water, as I did it for my Wenceslas cake or cake “Slavyanka”, among others. Instead of rum, you can flavor the syrup with vanilla, for example.
How to decorate sun cake?
As the sun, I decorated this cake with the Italian meringue. The cream is used to fill, among other things, the Soviet korzinochki and puff pastry horns.
In Russian cuisine, cakes for all kinds of occasions are decorated mainly with the Italian meringue. This is not surprising. Because the cream is stable and can be easily colored. It tastes light and airy, even if a bit too sweet. In addition, it tolerates heat quite well, so you can transport the cakes decorated with it without any problems.
To make the Italian meringue even more stable, I cooked the syrup with some apple pectin**. But this is alternative and does not necessarily have to be.
I then colored the Italian meringue with yellow food coloring**. To squirt the “sunbeams” I used the piping bag** with a leaf nozzle. Instead of the leaf nozzle, however, also goes among other things the open star nozzle or pleated nozzle. Here you can simply experiment.
I also colored a small amount of cream with pink food coloring. With the help of a hole nozzle and a star nozzle, I then injected the “cheeks” and the flowers, respectively.
The eyes and mouth I have drawn the “sun” with dark chocolate.
Instead of the Italian meringue, you can decorate the sun cake with a simple butter cream. To do this, whip room-warm butter and sweetened condensed milk together into an airy cream.
Since you usually can’t eat so much of the butter cream, in this case I recommend you to pipe only one or two rows of “sunbeams” on the top and bottom of the cake. The middle you spread before thinly with the cream.
This sun cake is
with canned mandarins and oranges,
also possible with other fruits,
a sweet eye-catcher on the dining table,
easy to make yourself,
ideal for birth, christening party.
Simple sun cake recipe
The preparation of the cake itself is quite simple and quick. The only thing that takes a little more time and is more elaborate is decorating the cake.
For the cake, first you need to make a classic sponge cake and let it cool.
Now you can start assembling the cake. To do this, cut the sponge cake lengthwise into two cake layers and soak them with the mandarin orange juice from the can. Spread the cream on one of the cake layers and put the mandarins and oranges on it. Place the second cake layer on top and chill the cake for about 1 hour.
After that you can decorate it. To do this, cook the classic Italian meringue, color it accordingly and coat the cake with it. Then decorate the cake as a sun.
How to make sun cake: tips and tricks
You can adjust the amount of powdered sugar for the cream cheese cream according to your taste.
Instead of canned mandarins and oranges, you can use other fruits. For example, fresh bananas, raspberries or blueberries go well with it.
You can omit apple pectin from the Italian meringue. But with pectin the meringue is more stable, so it’s a little easier to work with.
Do not overdo the apple pectin, otherwise the Italian meringue may become too firm.
This delicious cake consists of a moist sponge cake, the delicate cream cheese cream and fruity mandarin orange filling. Decorated as a sun with the airy Italian meringue, it is an eye-catcher on the dining table and is perfect for a special occasion. With the recipe you can make the cake yourself without much effort.