Black Glutinous Steam Cake


I brought two cakes for our recent bloggers’ gathering using the same basic ingredients (black glutinous flour) and this is the steam version. I prefer steam one cause you can really taste the fragrant of black glutinous in the cake compare to chiffon. It is soft and has chewy texture too. If you prefer soft & fluffy texture, then you should try this chiffon version.



Source : NCC - Fatmah Bahalwan with modification

Ingredients :
2 Eggs
50 gr Caster Sugar

75 gr Black Glutinous Flour
25 gr Cake Flour

40 gr Oil
60 gr Instant Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp Condensed Milk
Pinch of salt

Method:
- Preheat the steamer.
- Beat eggs, sugar until pale & thick.
- Add in mixed flour, stir a while.
- Add in mixed oil, coconut milk and salt, stir until well incorporated.
- Pour in small pan, steam for 40 mins or cook.



Black Glutinous Chiffon Cake II

 

I got chance to go back Jakarta just before gathering, and brought back this black glutinous flour. Since it is hardly found here, then I was thinking to bake some cakes for the bloggers’ gathering. Just hope they may like it.

The first time I made few years back, I could taste a bit of sawdust in the cake. However, with this brand, quite okay, there was no sawdust taste in the cake (agreeable with fellow bloggers during last week gathering).



Here, I made half of the recipe with modification.

Ingredients:
A:
80 gr Egg yolks
35 gr Caster sugar

B:
120 gr Egg whites
50 gr Caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt

C:
25 gr Plain flour
50 gr Black Glutinous flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder Double Acting

D:
75 ml Instant coconut milk (I used KARA)
1-1/5 tbsp Oil

Method:
- Use hand whisk A until creamy.
- Then by using mixer beat B until stiff.
- Add C and D to A creamy mixture, then mixed with B.
- Pour into tube pan, then bake into preheated oven of 150C for 50 minutes or until cook.
- Invert the cake for cool down process.
- Remove the cake once cool down and serve.



Bloggers' Gathering (NOV 2011)



Thanks Bakertan to be an initiator and Eelin for being a great host that we all were enjoying  this wonderful gathering. I found this time we had quite balance between sweet and savoury of the buffet spread this time.

Let’s look at the spread details :)


The Batter Baker : Green Tea and Pina Colada Cuppies




Baking Library : American Sandwiches and New York Cheesecake






Passionate About Baking : Roti John and Oriental Salad








Baking on Cloud 9 : Cinnamon Buns




Busy Gran : Shepherd's Pie and Choux Pastry







HoneyBee Sweets : Dorayaki Ham&Cheese and Green Tea Red Bean




My contributin : Black Glutinous Chiffon & Steam Cake




Chocolate Cream Cupcakes



I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: EnjoyCupcakes (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min’s Blog.

Ingredients:
70 gr Boiling water
25 gr Cocoa Powder
20 gr Sugar

4 Egg yolks
15 gr Sugar
50 gr Oil
75 gr Cake flour

3 Egg whites
50 gr Sugar

Topping:
150 gr Chocolate, melted
100 gr Buttercream

Decoration: Marshmallow (optional)

Method:
- Shift cocoa powder and sugar in bowl, then pour in the boiling water and stir well incorporated.
- Preheat oven 180 degree.
- Hand whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale. Add in oil & the cocoa mixture, mix well.
- Fold in cake flour until combined.
- In separated bowl, whisk egg white until foamy, add in 50gr sugar, whisk until stiff (soft peak).
- Pour 1/3 egg white mixture into egg yolk-flour mixture and mixed well, then pour this into the rest of the egg white and mixed well.
- Pour into cupcake cases and bake for 15-18 mins.
- Chocolate cream : mix the melted chocolate into buttercream, pipe the cream over the cupcakes, decorate it with marshmallow.


Black Bottom Cupcakes


Saw Hearty Bakes and I Love.I Cook. I Bake baked this too, here I'm submitting my version of these irresistable cupcakes to Aspiring Bakers#13: Enjoy Cupcakes (November 2011) hosted by Min.


Source : David Lebovitz's The Great Book of Chocolate via Joy of Baking
 
Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Filling:
227 gr Cream cheese, room temperature
65 gr Caster sugar
1 large Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Chocolate Cupcakes:
195 gr All purpose flour
200 gr Caster Sugar (I used Brown Sugar)
30 gr Unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
240 ml Water
80 ml Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp White vinegar (I omitted this)
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Topping : Chocolate chips (optional)

Method: - Preheat oven to 180 C
- Cream Cheese Filling: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
- Chocolate Cupcakes:
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the water, oil and vanilla extract. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients until nice and smooth.
- Evenly divide the batter into cupcake cases. Then spoon a few tablespoons of the cream cheese filling into the center of each cupcake. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on the cheese.
- Bake about 25 minutes, or until the cream cheese filling has set and the cupcakes feel springy to the touch (a toothpick inserted into the chocolate part of the cupcake will come out clean). Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.