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Royal Cake Recipe

This Royal Cake recipe has 3 layers of Dacquoise cake with buttercream flavored with orange peel and orange juice, decorated with shaved chocolate.

Royal Cake Recipe slices on a plate

It is called Royal Cake and the recipe is Romanian. There is nothing fancy about the recipe except the taste, which is indeed royal, so I guess this is where the name comes from!

It is a delicious, delicate cake made  with 3 layers of a Dacquoise Cake baked separately (egg whites, flour and almond meal or walnuts) and a cooked vanilla egg yolk buttercream flavored with orange peel and orange juice.

It is decorated with shaved dark chocolate.

This is a great recipe for small celebrations or Sunday desserts. Make it with a day in advance so the layers have some time to get friendly with each other.

How To Make This Royal Cake Recipe:

For the Dacquoise cake:

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Using a KitchenAid mixer beat the egg whites to a stiff pick.

Egg whites in the mixer for Royal cake recipe

Add the sugar little by little and continue beating until shiny.

Egg white beaten with the KitchenAid mixer

Stop the mixer and fold in the flour and the almond flour with a spatula.

egg whites with flour in a bowl

Make sure you don’t mix too much, as you risk to lose the air out of the meringue.

egg whites mixed with all purpose flour and almond flour

Line up a 7×11 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Pour 1/3 of the mix on the baking pan and spread it with a spatula. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown on the edges.

Remove from the pan and continue with the same step until you bake all 3 layers. While the cake cools down, prepare the buttercream.

Orange Flavored Buttercream:

Create a double boiler(or Bain-Marie) and place the egg yolks, powder sugar, orange peel and orange juice in a bowl.

Double boiler for the egg yolk buttercream

Keep the heat on low and do not allow the bowl to touch the water inside.

mixing egg yolks with sugar on a double boiler

Whisk the mixture until it becomes thick like a mayonnaise.

egg yolk mixture cooking on the stove

Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Cool down the mixture(it will get thicker) and start adding the butter at room temperature, little by little mixing with a hand mixer.

pieces of butter added to the egg mixture

How to assemble the cake:

On the same 7×11 inch baking pan place a layer of cake on the bottom.

assembling the cake

Spread 1/3 of the buttercream over the cake and cover with the next layer of cake.

layers of the cake in a glass container

Repeat with buttercream and the last layer of cake. Cover the whole surface with the buttercream.

smoothing out the layers of the cake

I decorated the cake simple with some shaved chocolate.

final product- Royal cake recipe decorated with shaved chocolate on top

Refrigerate for an hour, cut in squares and serve.

Royal Cake Recipe slices on a plate

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For this recipe I used my life saver KitchenAid Mixer .

I also used a 7×11 inch baking pan  and a hand mixer .

Enjoy!

Interested in more easy cake recipes? Try these:

No Bake Orange Mousse Cake

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake- Gluten Free Recipe

Classic European Chocolate Ganache Meringue Cake

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Yield: 12 servings

Royal Cake Recipe

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This Royal Cake recipe has 3 layers of Dacquoise cake with buttercream flavored with orange peel and orange juice, decorated with shaved chocolate.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

For 3 layers of Dacquoise cake

  • 9 egg whites
  • 9 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 15 tablespoons almond flour

Orange flavored buttercream

  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1 2/3 cups/7 oz/200g powder sugar
  • 14 tablespoons/7 oz/200 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons grated chocolate for decor

Instructions

  1. For the Dacquoise cake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  3. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
  4. Using a KitchenAid mixer beat the egg whites to a stiff pick.
  5. Add the sugar little by little and continue beating until shiny.
  6. Stop the mixer and fold in the all purpose flour and the almond flour with a spatula.
  7. Line up a 7x11 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  8. Pour 1/3 of the mix on the baking pan and spread it with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown on the edges.
  10. Remove from the pan and continue with the same step until you bake all 3 layers.
  11. While the cake cools down, prepare the buttercream.
  12. Orange Flavored Buttercream:
  13. Create a double boiler(or Bain-Marie) and place the egg yolks, powder sugar, orange peel and orange juice in a bowl. Whisk the mixture until it becomes thick like a mayonnaise.
  14. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  15. Cool down the mixture(it will get thicker) and start adding the butter at room temperature, little by little mixing with a hand mixer. Set aside until ready to assemble the cake or refrigerate.
  16. How to assemble the cake:
  17. On the same 7x11 inch baking pan place a layer of cake on the bottom.
  18. Spread 1/3 of the buttercream over the cake and cover with the next layer of cake.
  19. Repeat with buttercream and the last layer of cake.
  20. Cover the whole surface with the buttercream and grate some chocolate over.
  21. Refrigerate for an hour, cut in squares and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

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