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Neapolitan Cake
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Neapolitan Cake

A lovely old-fashioned three-layered cake from the pages of Nana Ling's cookbook.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time52 mins
Servings: 12 people



  • 225 grams butter
  • 225 grams sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 90 ml milk
  • 340 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoon cocoa
  • 3 drops red food colouring

Buttercream icing

  • 175 grams butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk



  • Beat butter and sugar till white.
  • Beat eggs, then beat with butter and sugar mixture.
  • Add milk and vanilla essence.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder and mix in quickly and lightly, not beating.
  • Divide mixture into three parts. Leave one plain. Mix cocoa into one. And colour the other part.
  • Cook each part separately in a hot oven for 12 minutes. I've used a ring tin. If using a round tin, you may need to cook a little longer.
  • When cold, join parts with jam, ice and decorate.

Buttercream Icing

  • Beat butter until white, then gradually add icing sugar and milk.