Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Orange Ogura Cake



 

I always like 相思蛋糕,my friend ever bought from Batu Pahat many years ago and I remember everyone was so impressed by how soft and cottony the cake was. I wanted to bake this cake so much but as I have fear on handling egg separation method, thus this recipe was shelved even though I had bookmarked the varieties from a lot of bloggers.

My helper has been kept reminding me to bring oranges to office as there are a lot in the fridge. And since this month is the orange event from Ann's Little Thumb Up, I took the courage to try on the orange ogura cake from Ann.


Recipe adapted from here.


Ingredients:
70g Orange juice
40g Vegetable oil
1/4 tsp Salt
55g Hong Kong Flour/Plain flour or Cake flour
zest from 2 oranges (I used one orange cos I was able to get 90g of juice from one)
4 Egg yolks + 1 whole egg (60g each)
150g Egg white
1/4 tsp Cream of tartar (I replaced with lemon juice)
60g Sugar


Method :
1. Line baking sheet at the bottom of an ungreased 7 inch square pan and preheat the oven to 160C with a tray of boiling water on the most bottom rack.
2. Whisk egg yolks,and vegetable oil until frothy and add orange juice, mix well. Sift in flour and orange zest, mix well set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg white, cream of tartar and castor sugar till peak form (not stiff).
4. Mix 1/3 of meringue with yolk batter with a rubber spatula. Then pour in balance of meringue. Fold gently to mix well.
5. Pour batter into pan and tap pan lightly to remove air bubbles.
6. Steam bake for 40 minutes at 160°C and bake for another 20 minutes at lower temperature 140°C.
7. Remove cake immediately after baked and invert cake on wire rack to cool.

Verdict?
 I didn't bake the cake successfully, I under baked the cake that caused the cake to collapse, too ugly to show the whole cake lol. And also the texture is too moist, definitely need to try it again, need a lot of practises.



I am submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up April 2014 - Orange host by Ann of Anncoo Journal, organized by Zoe@ Bake For Happy Kids and Mui Mui @ My Little Favourites DIY.

36 comments:

  1. 这类柔嫩的蛋糕我很喜欢。嘻嘻嘻 。。

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    1. Joceline, I love soft and cottony cake too.

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  2. Hi Jess,
    Thanks for your support to this month LTU, orange theme.
    Thank you for trying my recipe. As temp oven varies, you may need to bake the cake a little longer.

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    1. Hi Ann, I am so happy that this month able to churn out so many bakes hahahah... ya lor, next time will bake longer, thanks.

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  3. I think I can't rush when leaving a comment on the blog otherwise, if touch the wrong button, then all will be gone, hahaha! By the way, what I want to say is that this part of the ogura cake still looked good to me, at least you have the gut to try. I wish I have someone here with me to bake this ogura cake. I tried Sonia's pandan ogura cake b4 & it was soft & moist too. In fact, Sonia herself had once said ogura cake's texture is quite moist compares to chiffon cake. Now, I have to make sure that I click the "Publish" button, very C A R E F U L L Y!

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    1. hahahah you are so cute Jessie. Yes the cake texture very very moist, a bit like light cheesecake kind of texture but much more moist. But I think cos I had under baked so cannot judge by my cake on the right taste lol. Jessie, same thoughts as you, I wish I have shifu beside me too but I always bake at wee hours, so cannot find shifu to match my timing hahaha...

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  4. Hi Jess,

    You have tasted the ogura cake from Batu Pahat!!! Envious, envious! I'm always curious to know the real taste of ogura cake but never have a chance to taste it.

    Your orange version looks delicious!

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, yes that was many yrs ago. To be honest, I forgot the taste too but only remember it was very soft, moist and nice.

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  5. 这个月份的jess好勤力哦!真好,让我们天天都有口福吃蛋糕。

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    1. Eileen, yes I am very hardworking this month, got a temp helper so can eat snake a bit heeheehee...

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  6. Haiz. ..I still have no guts to try out agura cake ever since I fail my first attempt. Your looks very well done!!!

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    1. Grace, you are so expert, sure can make it! and thanks, the looks is actually deceiving lol.

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  7. aim了很久这口味的相思蛋糕,可以生产不出。。哈哈哈哈!
    请我一片~~ :)

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    1. Mandy, I can give you extra slice hahahah...

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  8. Jess, your orange ogura cake looks so soft and moist! lovely!

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  9. Jess, can share a piece with me? hehe...

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  10. Made this yesterday with another recipe (which used milk instead) because it looked so appealing ... was a bit skeptical if I could get the same result at first but it turned out cottony as well!!
    But too bad it raised too much in the first few minutes then when it fell it turned out very unappealing! Maybe it's because I used plain flour in place of cake flour? Do update your blog if you try it again. I don't think yours turn out too moist. I haven't eaten anything similar that was sold outside but I thought a little moisture would do good because when it dries out it won't taste nice :P
    I'd love to make it again largely cos of the relatively low sugar content albeit it calls for so many eggs.

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    1. Hihi I think the raised too much issue was caused by high temp not the flour. You can give it a try again but reduce the oven temp.

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    1. Thanks Ricky for the invitation, will look into it.

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  12. 相思蛋糕是我的敌人啊,我做的蛋糕失败最多的就是它
    好羡慕你做得那么好:)

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    1. Lao shi, mine not good, look is deceiving hahaha... thanks for brighten up my day, since you expert also failed, I think I must give myself many attempt before able to succeed.

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  13. 非常细腻的蛋糕, 是我最喜欢的!

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  14. 嗯,我也觉得你这相思蛋糕很柔软、细致。继续加油哦!!

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    1. thanks Irene for your encouragement, will definitely try again.

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  15. you done a good job, your cake texture look fine and soft, remind me I have quite some time did not bake one. Oh ya, drop me an email if you have any questions about golden sponge cake ya ^_^

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  16. The texture looks so beautiful and fine!

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  17. So very soft and smooth! Well done, Jess.

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  18. Hi Jess! Your orange ogura cake doesn't look too bad. Important is the taste is good. Don't worry, can always try again to get perfection!

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    1. Ya PH, sure gonna try to bake again. thanks

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