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Strawberry Emulsified Sponge Cream Cake

As I mentioned before I bought couple of baking books from Malaysia.I always  interested to find out why and how most of  the Asian or Chinese bakery cake's is so spongy, fine,smooth and soft.Beside the perfect soft texture,I also wonder why the cake is spongy and not greasy..It's there a way or secret to make this type of cake at home? One of the Malaysia's baker that I really admired is Alex Goh.Yes,I bought couple of his baking cake and bread books from few major bookstore in Kayel(KL).Today I'm going to post one of the sponge cake I tried out last week.Indeed the sponge cake texture is really spongy,moist and soft. Strawberry is relative cheap now.A box of  3 pounds strawberry from BJ's cost $4.99 only.As you can see the strawberry I used was quite ripe.Mishu eat barely a pound of the 3 pounds strawberries and the rest was sitting in the fridge for days.So before it's goes bad, I better used it for the cake as the filling..right? I was surprised ,my 1st experiment with this recipe was really beyond my expectation!!! The cake texture is really spongy,soft and moist.This recipe is a keeper!! Good Luck!!
(pardon my cake decoration appearance .I should cut off the brown layer before cream it)






Ingredients:
For Sponge Cake:
(A)
160 gm sugar
15 gm cake emulsifier
(B)
5 eggs
125 gm cake flour or all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
(C)
10 ml water
(D)
75 g melted unsalted butter



For the Decoration:
1 quart/946 ml fresh whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 pound fresh strawberry
some sugar powder for sprinkle








Method:

For The Sponge Cake:
1:Preheat oven to 180C/355 F.Spray butter or oil on a 9 inch round mould.Then sprinkle some flour on it before shake the excess of.
2:Pour (A) into the mixing bowl/mixer,mix well .Add in (B) and beat until thick.
3:Stir in (C) with the batter.Whip the batter till light and fluffy.
4:Mix (D) till well blended.Pour it into the prepared 9 inch round mould.
5:Bake for 30 minutes.Once it baked remove cake immediately from the mould to cool completely.





Decoration of  Cream Cake:
1:Prepare the sponge cake.Cut the sponge cake into 2 or 3 horizontal layers.Set aside.
2:Cut some strawberries into thin slices about 2 mm thick,set aside.Combine sugar and whipped cream in mixer,beat until soft peak are formed.
3:Place 1st layer of sponge on the bottom of turntable.Use spatula to cover the cake with whipped cream.Then place slice strawberries on top.Continue the same procedure for the 2nd  and 3rd layer.
4:Smooth the cream on the top before decorate with strawberries.Brush strawberries with jam glaze .*I used jam glaze mixed with gelatin*
5:Store in fridge for 30 minutes to1 hour.Sprinkle with some sugar powder.*optional*Cut and serve chilled.




whipped cream double bowl in ice water.
should remove the brown layer before cream but what the heck!!
cover with whipped cream
top with strawberries slices
Taaaa...dah!!!

Cake emulsified or Ovalette  are the same cake agents.











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9 comments:

Unknown said...
June 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM

saw your post from tablefor2 and I have a quick question on this recipe. Where did you get the humidifier in the US? I have been looking but no luck in Florida.

thank you.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Unknown:
I guess you mean cake emulsifier not humidifier,right? Well,you can get cake emulsifier or ovallate in Indonesia or Malaysia goods grocery store in NYC.I don't think they sell this product in any regular supermarket..

mycookinghut said...
June 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

wow!! This cake looks really yummy.. love all the strawberries!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 17, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Thank you dear ☺ it's strawberry season now...sweet,cheap and pretty

Sunshine said...
June 18, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Yummy!!!I was going to ask the same thing where to get the emulsifier....looks sooo yummy!!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM

sunshine:
Thank you dear..since you don't bake alot,why don't you get in when you visit Malaysia..You can get Ovallate in any baking store in Malaysia or Singapore.Last summer when I was in KL I bought 1 kg of ovallate but unfortunetly my luggage was very over weight and I have to left it behind.Not only ovallate,I also left my HK flour,bao flour and all the kimchi that I bought in Korea.My mom goes around offering my ovallate to every person she know who love to bake..Ouch!! if you really want the ovallatte,let me know,I will send it to you..

Sunshine said...
June 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM

What is the difference between emulsifier and ovallatte? Wow u left behind so many things? I was thinking of getting ovallatte when I was back in Malaysia but I didn't have time to go to the bakery store. Was going to get gelatin to make tou foo fah also didn't get it :(
Aiyoo kimchi give away so wasted!! So sayang that we always run out of space to take stuff back! Sigh..

If you left your ovallette behind where how come you still have some to send me? I can substitute this emulsifier with ovallette? Everytime when I see recipes that use either or I skip it cause I have no idea where to find these ingredients.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

SUNSHINE:
I posted the photo of Ovalette in above post..Actually Last year before I went to Malaysia,I bought a pack of Ovalette in NYC which consist of 3 cups of Ovalette .So far I just use I cup..If you want let me know. I will spare you 1 cup ☺.I can get more when I visit NYC in future..If you want to make Chinese sponge cake or swiss cake which have very smooth and fine texture there is no substitute for ovallete..

Aiyo I also left 4-5 baking and cooking books ☻..my anchovies cubes,assam laksa paste,tom yam paste,shrimp crunchy chili,shrimp paste (hei kor) and many many more..thinking about it make me so sad..a good lesson for me..don't just think I want this and that,keep buying but forget that each luggage can obly carry up to 50 pounds now not 70 lbs like b4...

Sunshine said...
June 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Thanks for posting the picture. I paiseh wanna inconvenient you to send me some lah �������� I will try searching for it here and if I really cannot find then most likely I will need to incovenent you.. Ok arr??

Yeahh when I first came got more weight limit now less already. Don't mishu has some too? Wahh sounds like you left more stuff there than I did. But for me cause everyone buy stuff for Nicholas that's why we didn't have much room left. Took all his stuff back.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.