Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Work catering #42: It's MAGIC! (magic custard cake that is..)

I had seen this cake on quite a few blogs and was quite intrigued! How could a cake form these 2 distinct layers from one cake mix! One of the reasons why I wanted to bake it because I wanted to see if it was true! and it WAS!!! Amazing! Just like magic :) You can flavour it with any flavour you like. I went for green tea but you can go for chocolate... orange etc.

Green Tea Magic Custard Cake
Recipe adapted from Little accidents in the kitchen
1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter
4 egg yolks
1 cup (120g) icing sugar
105g plain flour
1 tbs green tea powder
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp white vinegar
2 tbs (30g) caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 160oC. Grease and line a 8 inch square baking pan. Melt butter and set aside to cool completely.
2. Whisk together the egg whites and vinegar till soft peaks form. Then whisk in the sugar till holds stiff peaks. Leave aside.
3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and icing sugar until pale yellow and fluffy.
4. Whisk in cooled butter. Sift in flour and green tea powder and whisk until batter is smooth.
5. Combine milk and vanilla in saucepan and bring to simmer. Remove from heat and whisk into the batter (the batter at this stage might look really wet but don't worry, just go with it!).
6. Fold in the egg whites gently into the batter in 3 additions.
7. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until the top is golden. The cake should still have a bit of jiggle. Allow to cool completely before cutting or refrigerate overnight and it should be easier to slice :)

Before serving, you should take it out of the fridge to get to room temperature because it tastes nicer =p Straight from the fridge kind of tastes like mochi!
Just looks like a normal cake but....
ta da~ magic 2 layers :D
Close up of the fluffy top layer and smooth custard bottom layer
Next up is something a little sweeter =p Back to my CHEESECAKES! This time with Toblerone =) This original recipe made an 8 inch square cheesecake but I thought the cheese layer might be a bit too thick so I spread it in a larger rectangle cake pan.
Toblerone Cheesecake Bars
Recipe adapted from Once upon a cutting board
250g sweet biscuits (I used Arnott's Nice biscuits)
100g unsalted butter, melted
500g cream cheese, softened at room temp
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup Toblerone chocolate, chopped
60g Toblerone chocolate, chopped
100g Toblerone chocolate, melted

1. Preheat oven to 160oC. Grease and line rectangle (20x30cm) baking pan with baking paper.
2. Process/crush biscuits until fine crumbs. Add melted butter and mix until combined. Press into base of baking pan and refrigerate while you make the filling.
3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Beat in sour cream and vanilla essence until smooth.
4. Stir in the chopped Toblerone pieces and pour mix on top of base and spread evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the edges are set but the middle jiggles when you shake the pan.
5. Allow to cool on rack until reaches room temperature then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or best, overnight before serving.
6. For topping, drizzle the melted chocolate on top of cheesecake. Sprinkle chopped Toblerone pieces.
YUM!!! so much Toblerone~~
Ready for service!
Bite size Toblerone goodness!
Having a break from catering this week but don't worry! Lots more baking to come ^___^

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