Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

Baked@8/6/2016

IMG_5422

IMG_5472

Gula Melaka Sponge cake

Ingredients:-

6 eggs yolks – I used grade B eggs which is about 60g
70g corn oil
100g plain flour
Pinch of salt
50g coconut milk
50g melted gula melaka

6 eggs whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar (may replace with 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
50g sugar

Line the base of an 8″ round pan and grease the sides.

Variation:  Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to 1/3 of final batter, fold in gently to mix and pour in randomly to do the marbling effect.

 

 

Method:

1. Put oil in a saucepan and heat on low fire until just simmering. If you have a thermometer it should read 70C. Remove and immediately add the flour and stir with a whisk until a smooth paste is obtained.
2. Add in the gula melaka and coconut milk and stir to combine. At this stage the batter will becomes thick and lumpy.
3. Add in egg yolks and whisk with hand whisk until batter is smooth and runny again. Set aside.
4. Beat the egg whites until foamy then gradually add sugar to beat until firm peaks form.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk batter and using the hand whisk to mix until combined. Add the next 1/3 portion and whisk again. Finally, add the last portion, whisk briefly before switching to spatula to scoop the batter from bottom and fold up on to the batter to make sure all are combined and no more yolk batter can be seen.
6. Pour into prepared pan and bake in water bath at 160C for 70 mins. Remove water bath and continue to bake at 100C for another 10 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and leave it for a couple of minutes before unmoulding.
8. Cool completely before you proceed to frost the cake.

IMG_6860

IMG_6869.JPG

21 Comments »

  1. What can I say Jeannie… All your sponge cakes are truly spectacular. Love the frosting too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Thank you, you are too kind, the frosting left a lot to be desired!

      Like

  2. Ann k said

    Hi Jeannie, your cake has always been fascinating n beautiful, congrats…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. KELLY NG said

    Hi Jeannie , i am wondering what is your secret to get a smooth and even top of your cake..mine always have a hole on top. Pls advised. Tq.

    Kelly.

    Like

  4. Julia Chiew said

    Good morning Jeannie, where can i buy the Gula Melaka sponge cake?

    Like

    • jeannietay said

      Where is your location?

      Like

      • Julia said

        Taman Melaka Raya

        Like

      • jeannietay said

        Sorry Julia, you are too far away for me to deliver. I am only doing Klang/PJ/Subang areas

        Like

      • jeannietay said

        Sorry, I hardly ever visit Malacca:P

        Like

  5. linda goh said

    Hi Jeannie, can you please advise how you do the designs on your cake? Im a newbie pardon if its a silly question. Thank you and love your recipes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      add cocoa powder to some batter, mix and drop dots of it on the top. Use a skewer or toothpick to slice through the dots, dragging the end for nice curving tails.

      Like

      • linda goh said

        Thank you for your reply. Have a great week ahead and look forward for new recipes.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Vivi said

    I don know y.. made already two times… Oso fail…

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Keep practising and take notes of your baking time and temperature and adjust until you get the right one that suits your oven. Do not beat your meringue too stiff. Cake should not rise more than inch above the rim of your pan. If cake cracks, please reduce temperature for the next bake and of course you have to extend your baking time too!

      Like

  7. Doris said

    Hi Jeannie, I noticed that some of your sponge recipes require greased pans and some don’t. Does it make a difference? I noticed the older sponge recipes say ‘do not grease pan’ but the newer recipes say ‘grease pan’

    Thanks.

    Like

    • jeannietay said

      Hi Doris, ya, last time I used to grease and always have to run a knife around the pan before can unmould. Now I grease to make it easier. Up to you whether you want to grease or not.

      Like

  8. Xana Goh said

    Hi Jeannie, can use ready packed coconut milk?

    Like

  9. Kristy said

    Hi Jeannie,

    May I know the recipe of the frosting that you used for this cake? Thank you very much!

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Hi Kristy, I just use Bettercreme, i think it’s a non-diary whipping cream

      Like

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: