Celebrating women worldwide, the Mamablip team is proud to present a recipe honoring all that women do every single day, in the world, for their loved ones, across all different platforms and stages, and in this case, in the kitchen.
A fun Mimosa dessert recipe to prepare with younger cooking assistants, this traditional Italian Mimosa cake will be a wonderful tradition to bring into your own kitchens as you celebrate all the women in your world.
The Mimosa flower is traditionally presented to women in Italy on March 8th, as the Mimosa flower represents both strength and femininity, with a bright yellow tint to chase away any winter blues that might be loitering around.
The authentic Italian Mimosa cake recalls this lovely Mimosa flower, with a beautiful yellow sponge cake decorating the outside of the cake and a wonderfully light texture that will win over any dessert fan, and even your friends and loved ones who might not be major sweets fans.
Make this special cake for March 8th's special celebration today, and enjoy a lovely reminder of the strength and determination behind today's celebrated Women!
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for 8 servings
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
Add half the flour followed by the baking powder, salt and buttermilk.
Beat on low speed until the flour starts to incorporate.
Finally add the remaining flour, mixing on low speed while during in the champagne and beating until all of the ingredients are well combined.
Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir the batter from the bottom to the top to ensure it’s well mixed.
Pour the batter in two 9-inch round baking pans lined with a baking mat and bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes, keeping a careful eye on the baking during the last few minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Test the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done.
Allow the cake to cool for approximately 10 minutes and remove cake from the pan.
Repeat the above steps to make the next 2 layers.