Coconut Butter Sponge cake

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Coconut Butter Sponge cake
Ingredients:
150g Butter
50g Coconut paste (if you can’t find this paste, just replace with butter)
150g Cake Flour, sifted
6 egg yolks
1 tsp Vanilla extract
70g milk or water
1/2 tsp salt

6 egg whites
100g castor sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Utensil: 7″ square pan, lined the bottom and sides.

Method:

1. Melt the butter and coconut paste. Set aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Once cooled, add yolks, milk (or water), vanilla and salt and mix well. Set aside.
3. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar and continue to beat until foamy before gradually adding sugar. Beat to firm peaks.
4. Add half the flour into the yolk batter and mix until just incorporated. Next add a scoop of meringue and mix to lighten the batter. Pour in the remaining flour and mix until combined.
5. Add the rest of the meringue in 2 portions and mix until well combined.
6. Pour into prepared tin and steam bake at 155C for 80 minutes or until golden brown and springs back when lightly pressed.
7. Remove from oven and allow wait 5 minutes before unmoulding and allow to cool completely on a rack before slicing.

Note: My oven is 72L built in and has 5 racks. I baked this cake on the second rack counting from bottom.

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Love the crumbs!

Love the crumbs!

littlethumbups1-1 This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up ~ October 2015
Event Theme : Coconut
organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY
and hosted by Jess of Bakericious

23 Comments »

  1. this cake looks extremely soft!

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  2. Karen Luvswesavory said

    Hi Jeannie,
    As always, love the sponge cakes or ogura cakes you’ve shared. So fluffy soft & yummy!

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    • jeannietay said

      Hi Karen, thank you for your kind comment.🙂

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  3. Foo Ai Choo said

    I just bake the above coconut butter sponge cake (don’t have coconut paste , so add extra butter as advice by you), but my cake srink slightly in the middle after taking out from oven. What’s wrong with my cake? Can you advice?

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    • jeannietay said

      It’s underbaked. Next time check by pressing lightly on the top of the cake. If it sank in and didnt spring up, bake a little longer.

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  4. Candy said

    Hi Jeannie,

    I tried using your receipe, replacing the coconut paste with butter.. but my cake wasnt successful.. it became kueh instead of cake.. not too sure why did the cake sink? Will you be able to give me some advice?

    Thanks!

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    • jeannietay said

      You have probably over mixed it and deflating all your meringue.

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  5. Sadia said

    Kidly tell me how much I beat egg whites,yolk and batter

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    • jeannietay said

      Dear Sadia, Egg whites are beaten to firm. Yolk batter are mixed using hand whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.

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  6. lina chen said

    hi.. jeannie,can u tell me when I mix flour to yolk batter, use mixer or hand whisk? thank’s..

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    • jeannietay said

      Hand whisk will do.

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      • Angie Ho said

        Hi Jeannie, melt butter n sugar by hand or mixer. Tqvm

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      • Angie Ho said

        BTW what is steam bake n how come my cake top like Moh peng

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      • jeannietay said

        Hi! Steam bake is placing a tray of hot water on the lower level of the oven and the baking pan on the level above it. Or you can place a rack to stand on the water and place your baking pan there. Why moh peng I also don’t know.

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  7. Aleks said

    It turned out decently, though I didn’t look up what steam baking was so it probably didn’t rise as high as it might’ve otherwise. Good flavor though. I was hesitant to open the oven during baking as I’m told that it deflates the cake a bit due to the drop in temperature.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    • jeannietay said

      Steam baking is simply putting a tray of water on the level below your baking pan or letting your baking pan stands on a rack placed on the water pan itself, whilst it bakes.

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  8. Hi Jeannie, is coconut paste the same as coconut cream? I’ve never come across coconut paste before. As always your cake looks perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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    • jeannietay said

      Hi Veronica, yes, you can replace the coconut paste with cream, your cake will taste just as good!

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  9. Mallie said

    Hi Jennie, Can I replace coconut paste with coconut oil instead?

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    • jeannietay said

      You can make your own paste by mixing some water with coconut powder

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  10. Wendy Yap said

    Hi Jennie, in the method no.2 it says “. Once cooled, add yolks, sugar, vanilla and salt and mix well.” But I don’t see sugar in the egg yolk ingredients. Is it meant to be milk?

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    • jeannietay said

      Yes, it’s milk…thanks for pointing out the error

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  11. Wendy said

    Thanks, I tried the recipe last night. It’s the best cake ever. Please approve my member application in Face book. Thanks

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