Monday, March 17, 2008

Very Very Fruity cake

The recipe is from my favorite "The Best of Baking" that I got from my friend in the 90s. The recipe calls for huge (2 cups) of ground almond/walnut. Orange zest did make it special at first bite. I also add some kind of (chinese) flowery scent I bought when visited Xitang. I put black cherry in the center. It's totally refreshing when you have it in your mouth.

I want to sprinkle some liquer on it. But since this is a cake for my mom , her BD is tomorrow, so I make this a sin-free cake.

Happy birthday Mami !


7 eggs, separated
1 cup of sugar
Grated peel of orange and juice of 2 orange.
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 cups of cake crumbs
2 cups of ground almond

Filling : Blueberry or Cherry filling

Topping :
1 cup of orange jelly
1 cup of slice almond, toasted lightly

Beat together egg yolks+ half sugar until creamy. Beat in orange juice and gratged orange peel. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff: fold in remaining sugar Gently fold egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture. Sift in the flour, cake crumbs and ground almond. I divided dry ingredients in to 3 portion. Fold gently, try not to deflate the batter. Do not panic if you deflate them. This requires a bit of twist-and-turn skills . Do not overwork, other wise you'll end up having a dense cake. Pour batter in 9 inch pan. Bake 30-40 min or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To make topping: warm jelly, press thru a sieve to obtain jelly. Brush jelly over top and sides. Cover with toasted almond, press gently.


Sangrawee said...

Wow! Your cakes look terrific, Ning. And your writing.. Can really see your passion here. Keep on baking such tempting beauties! And Happy B-Day to your mum too. (18 March, eh? same as my aunt leoi ;)

Grace said...

yeah, i've tried this one. It tastes great!

oneordinaryday said...

Your cake is beautiful and sounds delicious. What a great treat for your mom's bday.

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday to your mom! I'm certain she'll enjoy her cake. Speaking of cake yours looks wonderful. Love the total look of it and all the wonderful textures.

Nuntiya said...

It's time for my mom's BD, again. What should I bake for her this time? mm...