Thursday, September 02, 2010

Soft Sponge Cake

I’ve bookmarked so many recipes to try and the list is getting longer and longer. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying a few of the recipes out and some turn out pretty well and some didn’t. When I saw this little sponge cake from Little Teochew I know I have to try it out. Ju baked it in a little cup cakes form but I did mine on a shell pan and sandwich it with some kaya and strawberry jam. Like she said these little morsels are really light and pillow soft. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
50g corn oil (I used vegetable oil)

50g cake flour

3 egg whites

50g sugar
a pinch of salt

1. Beat (A) with a hand whisk until well mixed. Sift in (B) and mix well. Set it aside.
2. Whisk (C) until frothy and then in (D) and beat until stiff peaks.
3. Fold in egg white mixture into egg yolk in 3 additions. Mix well until combined. Scoop the batter into paper cups till 60% full.
4. Baked in a pre-heated 325 degree F for 18-20 minutes.

Note: I baked mine for only 15 minutes since the shell pan is pretty shallow and when it is cool I spread some jam and kaya and sandwich it together. I added a bit of pandan paste to half of the cake batter. The cake will shrink a bit once you take it out of the oven.


WendyinKK said...

I love the way you sandwich it with jam.

Shereen said...

Does this spongy kuih taste like kuih bahulu and did you bake this using the madelines mould?I like the shape...very nice.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Thanks for the link-up, Gert! Sandwich with jam is a fantastic idea. Like having a swiss roll but w/o having to do all that rolling. :)

Zurin said...

very original presentation Gert! must be so fun to eat. talk about bookmarking. My list is infinite.:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

The sponge cake looks really soft and delicious! I bet the jam b/w is a sweet surprise to bite into. I bet if chocolate ganache or peanut butter will be good too! Will try... Cos I think my girls will love this.

Aunty Liew said...

I really like the shell shapes that you are using. Very creative .

busygran said...

I love the shell shapes and the sandwich idea!

mysimplefood said...

Great idea! Looks delicious!

ann low said...

WOW! This looks like dorayaki! Pretty shapes and I love it..yum..yum..

Edana said...

Those are so pretty; I love them! I can't wait until I have my own house and real money. My kitchen's going to be FILLED with awesome bakeware like that.

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, thank you.

Shereen, this sponge cakes are soften and more moist than bahulu. I baked it in a shell shape cake pan and it is not madeline pan. This cake is about the size of a small palm.

Ju, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Zurin, thank you. I think if I cook one recipe a day it will take more over a year to finish the list :)

Bee Bee, yes this cake is really soft. I am sure you girls will love this too.

Hellowaikitt, thanks.

Busygran, thanks you.

Mysimplefood, thanks.

Anncoo, I actually wanted to sandwish it with azuki but I ran out of it :)

Edana, thanks for stopping by.

Kitchen Corner said...

Oh.. I like the shape.. very pretty!

Anonymous said...

i love your original and your recipes are so delicious... very nice!

Cooking Gallery said...

Your cakes look very pretty and adorable. I don't really like jam that much (I use it for cooking normally;)), so I would fill the cakes with nutella instead.

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey I like this too..:) I think my to-do-list is even longer...;p I like the shell pretty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I printed this recipe of hers to try too. :) Shell shape is cute!

Cheah said...

These shell shaped sponge cakes look so cute. Mmm must taste lovely with kaya!

Angie's Recipes said...

They look very pretty!

Christelle said...

I love the shape of these!! :)