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Old school butter cream cakes

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Basic Swissroll for the cake:

5 egg yolks
1tsp vanilla extract
30g Oil
50g milk
80g Self raising flour
20g castor sugar

5 Egg whites
60g Castor Sugar

.Method:

Preheat oven to 160C.   Fully line a 11 x 11 inches pan. Grease lightly.

Mix egg yolks, oil, sugar and milk together and whisk until blended. Set aside. Sift flour and and salt together. Set aside.

Beat the egg whites till foamy, add in sugar gradually and beat till firm peak.

Add flour into the yolk mixture, stir with a handwhisk, when it gets too thick, add 1/3 of meringue and continue until the batter is smooth.

Fold in another 1/3 portion of meringue into the yolk batter and then add the final portion then switch to spatula to fold gently until batter is smooth and no streaks can be seen. Pour into prepared pan and smooth out the top by shaking the pan from side to side. Bake in preheated oven on the rack above the centre rack, at 160 for 25-30 mins or until golden brown.

Remove the cake and immediately invert on a rack lined with a clean piece of parchment paper. Peel off paper lining and leave to cool completely before decorating.

SMBC

3 egg whites (from 65g eggs with shell)
170g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g salted butter, soften slightly (still cold but leaves an indentation when pressed) – cut into cubes of about 1 inch.

Method:
1.In the stand mixer bowl whisk together egg whites and sugar over a double boiler until the sugar has completely dissolved. Keep whisking to avoid cooking the eggwhites!
2. Remove from heat once the sugar has completely melted (temperature should reach 70C) and whisk the egg whites for 4-5 mins on high speed or until stiff peaks forms and meringue is about room temperature.
3. Start adding the butter, 2 pieces at a time and continue to whisk till it holds stiff peaks. This may take about 10 mins.
4. Add vanilla extract and continue to beat until just combined. Use a spatula to scrap the bowl until evenly mixed.
5. Transfer the SMBC into a bowl, divide and mix in your flavoring then put into a piping bag with a nozzle attached and frost your cakes as desired.

Note 1: for green color, I added matcha powder; chocolate color, add cocoa powder and for pink I added strawberry paste.

Note 2: I just use store bought piping jelly and add coloring for the cherries and dots.

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Cheese & Fruits Pastry Cake

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Cheese & Fruits Pastry Cake

Cream cheese mixture:
125gm cream cheese
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Cake batter:
120gm butter
120gm soft brown sugar
2 large eggs (65g with shell)
½ tsp vanilla extract
140gm all purpose flour (can use cake flour)
1/ 2 tsp baking powder
Blueberries, canned apricots and fresh plums – as much as you like

Method:
1. Rinse the blueberries and cut the plums into small cubes/thin slices and set aside to air dry. Do the same for the canned apricots. Pat dry with paper towel before slicing.
2. Grease a 9″ removable base pie pan.
3. Preheat oven to 160(fan)/180C.
4. Sift flour with baking powder, set aside.
5. Beat cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar until smooth and creamy. I use hand whisk to do this. Set aside.
6. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
7. Add in eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
8. Put in half of sifted flour and beat until combined before adding the balance of flour.
9. Put about a third portion of the batter into the lined pan and spread it to cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
10. Spoon dollops of half portion the cream cheese on top of the batter randomly.
11. Arrange half the fruits over the batter.
12. Dollop remaining batter over fruits.
13. Spoon in the balance of cream cheese and arrange the balance of fruits over it.
14. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from here.

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Chocolate Swiss Roll

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Chocolate Swiss roll

4 Egg yolks (I used 65g eggs)
35g corn oil
40g full cream milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
60g Cake Flour
10g Cocoa powder

4 Egg Whites
70g Castor Sugar

Whipped non dairy cream for filling

Method:

Preheat oven 160C. (Smeg oven, middle rack)

1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk together egg yolk, oil, milk and vanilla extract. Sift in flour and cocoa powder and blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place egg white into the stand mixer bowl, beat until foamy before adding in sugar gradually and beat until firm and glossy.
3. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture and mix until incorporated before adding another portion.
4. Pour the batter onto a lined and lightly greased baking tray (28cm square) Smooth the top with a spatula and rap the tray a few times on the worktop to remove bubbles and also even out the top.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly pressed. Please adjust according to your oven time and temperature.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven and invert on another piece of grease proof parchment paper and peel off the paper lining. Roll the still warm cake together with a clean piece of grease proof parchment paper and allow to cool completely before unrolling the cake and apply your filling and re-roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing.

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Thai Milk Tea Chiffon

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Thai Milk Tea Chiffon

Ingredients:
80g cake flour
1/4tsp baking powder
1 tsp Thai tea leaves
4 egg yolks
20g caster sugar
50g corn oil
80g Thai Milk Tea
pinch of salt

5 egg whites
50g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Thai Milk Tea preparation ~ you only need 80g:-
200ml hot water
4 Thai Tea Bags
2 tbsp condensed milk

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Method:

Steep the teabags in hot water for a few minutes. Remove the bags and add the condensed milk.  Cool before use. Measure out 80g for the recipe and enjoy the balance.

Preheat oven to 160C.

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add the tea leaves too. Set aside.
2. Mix egg yolks together with oil, cooled tea and 20g sugar and stir until well blended. Add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
3. Beat egg whites until frothy, add in cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the 50g sugar and beat to firm peaks.
4. Lighten the batter with 1/3 portion of the meringue using a hand whisk. Then add another 1/3 portion of the meringue and gently fold. Repeat with the remaining portion until fully incorporated.
5. Gently pour the batter in a circular motion into an 8″ tube pan until complete.
6. Bang the cake pan on the kitchen bench to remove large air bubbles.
Steam bake the cake at 160C for 70-80 minutes or until cake is done. After removing cake from the oven, immediately invert to cool complete before unmoulding.

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Blue Pea and Pandan Swiss Rolls

Blue Pea Flavor

4 Egg yolks (I used 65g eggs)
35g corn oil
20g coconut milk
20g Concentrated Bluepea juice
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
70g Cake Flour

4 Egg Whites
70g Castor Sugar

Whipped non dairy cream for filling

Variation: replace 20g bluepea juice with pandan juice.

Method:

Preheat oven 160C. (Smeg oven, middle rack)

1. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand whisk, whisk together egg yolk, oil, bluepea juice, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Sift in flour and blend until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place egg white into the stand mixer bowl, beat until foamy before adding in sugar gradually and beat until firm and glossy.
3. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture and mix until incorporated before adding another portion.
4. Pour the batter onto a lined and lightly greased baking tray (28cm square) Smooth the top with a spatula and rap the tray a few times on the worktop to remove bubbles and also even out the top.
5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cake springs back when lightly pressed. Please adjust according to your oven time and temperature.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven and invert on another piece of grease proof parchment paper and peel off the paper lining. Roll the still warm cake together with a clean piece of grease proof parchment paper and allow to cool completely before unrolling the cake and apply your filling and re-roll up. Chill a couple of hours before slicing.

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This pic has been edited as I love the stronger blue hue !

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PaddlePop Colors Sponge Cake

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PaddlePop Colors Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks
70g oil
100g freshly squeezed orange juice
95g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
100g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

a few drops of blue, green, yellow and pink liquid colors

Method:

1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour and salt together.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil and orange juice together until combined.
4. Stir in the flour until a smooth batter forms. Divide equally into 4 and add the respective colors. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff. Divide into 4 equal portions. Fold the divided meringue into the yolk batters respectively until evenly mixed.
6. Scoop 2 tablespoons of each batter into prepared pan alternatively on top of each other. Tap lightly after every layer to flatten and remove bubbles. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 80-90 minutes or until cooked. (Time and temperature is indicative only)
7. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
8. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry using the remaining heat if the cake is still wet.

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Gula Melaka Sponge II

IMG_9468IMG_9474Ingredients:

6 large egg yolks
70g corn oil
60g gula melaka syrup (boil a piece of gula melaka with some water and measure out 60g)
40 g coconut milk
95g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt

6 egg whites
45g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

 

Method:

1. Line the bottom an 8″ round pan. Grease the sides for easier unmoulding. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Sift flour and salt together.
3. Beat egg yolks, oil, salt, gula syrup and coconut milk together until combined.
4. Stir in the flour until smooth. Set aside.
5. Beat egg whites until frothy before adding cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding the sugar. Beat till firm peaks but not stiff.
6. Mix 1/3 of meringue with yolk batter with a hand whisk. Add another 1/3 portion and fold gently with the whisk. Then pour in balance of meringue. Fold gently using a spatula until no more streaks of meringue can be seen.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles.
8. Bake with a water bath at 160C for 80-90 minutes or until cooked. (Time and temperature is indicative only)
9. Remove from oven, wait until cake has pulled away from the sides before inverting on to a smooth non stick pan. Remove paper lining and re-invert on to a rack.
10. Place cake in the oven (do not turn it on) to dry, using the remaining heat, if the cake is still damp.

 

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