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Pineapple Cream Gateau

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Ingredients
  Eggs 6 , separated
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (150 Gram)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (100 Gram)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (50 Gram)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon (50 Gram)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (25 Gram)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (160 Gram)
  Milk 500 Milliliter (2.5 Cup)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (250 Gram)
  Rum 1 Tablespoon
  Canned pineapple slices 7
  Toasted sliced almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (80 Gram)
  Candied cherries 7 , halved
Directions

Grease a 10-inch (25-cm) springform cake pan.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
To make cake, put egg yolks and a third of the sugar into a large bowl.
Beat until thick and creamy, 5 to 10 minutes with an electric mixer.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Gradually add remaining sugar and fold in well.
Sift flour with baking powder and cocoa powder.
Mix in ground almonds.
Fold egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture.
Carefully fold in flour mixture.
Melt buttercool slightly.
Stir butter into batter.
Turn into greased pan.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool a few minutes in pan.
Turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
To make filling and topping, blend cornstarch and sugar with a little milk in a medium bowl.
Heat remaining milk in a medium saucepan.
Stir hot milk into cornstarch mixture.
Return to saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Cook a few minutes until thickened.
Return mixture to bowl and cool, stirring frequently.
Beat butter and rum in a medium bowl until pale and creamy.
Gradually add butter mixture to cooled cornstarch sauce beating well after each addition.
Cut cooled cake horizontally into 3 layers.
Cut pineapple slices into small cubes and reserve 14 for decoration.
Spread bottom cake layer with some butter cream.
Arrange pineapple cubes on top and cover with a little more butter cream.
Place second cake layer on top; spread with butter cream and top with third cake layer.
Spread top and sides of cake thinly with butter cream.
Put remaining butter cream into a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle.
Cover gateau with almonds.
Pipe 14 rosettes of butter cream around top of gateau.
Place a pineapple cube and a halved candied cherry on each rosette.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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