Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Chocolate Sponge cake with caramel cream for Valentine's Day
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #4 for February 2011 : Love in the air hosted by Ellena from Cuisine Paradise .
( Hic , my decoration skill is really sulk ...)
* For the sponge :
- 3 eggs , separate white & yolks
- 75g cake flour , sifted
- 5g Valhora cocoa powder
- 75g caster sugar
- 35g fresh milk
- 35g corn oil
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
* For the caramel cream :
- 200g whipping cream
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp caramel powder
* For the sponge : Mix egg yolks , sifted flour , cocoa powder , fresh milk and corn oil together in a mixing bowl . Mix well with a whisk until the mixture become thich and smooth . Beat egg whites in another bowl in high speed till foamy , add in cream of tartar , beat for 1 more min . Slowly add in sugar and continue beating till become soft peak . Carefully fold the egg yolk mixture into eggwhite until well combined . Pour into an ungreased heartshape pan , lined with baking paper at the bottom . Bake in preheated oven at 170 degree C for 40 mins until the cake is done . Take it out from the oven , put the pan up side down on the rack to let cool before unmould it .
* For the caramel cream : Put the icing sugar & caramel powder into the whipping cream , mix well . Pour everything into a mixing bowl , keep refrigered for at least 1 hour . When it's cold , whip it until just thick , becareful , do not over whip .
* When the cake is completely cool , decorate with the whipped cream . Keep cold until served .
My whole family enjoyed it so much that we finish half of it in a blink . This sponge cake have never failed me .
Happy Valentine !