- With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter a 20-cm (8-inch) in diameter springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In the third bowl, whisk the remaining sugar with the butter, egg yolks and vanilla with an electric mixer. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the yogurt. With a spatula, fold the egg whites into the batter. Pour in the pan and bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Unmould and cool completely on a rack.
Raspberry Pastry Cream
- In a saucepan off the heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch and flour. Add the water and blend well. Add the raspberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly and being careful to scrape the bottom and corners of the pan. Strain through a fine sieve. Transfer to a bowl. Place a plastic wrap directly on the hot cream. Let cool and refrigerate until the custard is completely chilled.
- Whisk the pastry cream to loosen it. Set aside 60 ml (1/4 cup) of the pastry cream for the frosting. Fold the whipped cream into the remaining pastry cream.
- In a bowl, combine the icing sugar, reserved 60 ml (1/4 cup) pastry cream and water.
- Slice the cake in half horizontally. Spread the pastry cream on one layer of cake and cover with the second layer.
- Spread the frosting on the cake surface, letting it overflow slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
This cake can be refrigerated. To avoid a long refrigeration, keep all items separate and assemble the cake just before the meal. It could also be garnished with different color rose petals. White, pink and red petals, for example. Choose your ingredients to prepare this recipe! While shopping, look for the Aliments du Quebec! brand. Buying local food is a small gesture of great significance to our economy, its workers and the environment. To learn more, click to: assiette.qc.ca.