Thursday, November 8, 2007
Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Soft Fudge Topping
I made this cake on Tuesday night for my friend's birthday surprise. I've actually posted it on this blog before, but today I decided to make some pattern on top of the cake, instead of just pouring the fudge topping on the cake itself.
I've made chocolate chiffon cake several times, and this time, it turned out really well. There was no crack on the surface of the cake at all.
Normally chiffon cake are meant to be baked in a tube pan, but since it was for a birthday cake, I made it in a normal 8 inch round cake pan.
I love the texture of chiffon cake! It's light and moist, and since it uses canola oil instead of butter, it stays soft in the fridge!
Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe Adapted from Chef Umim's Recipe.
80 g cake flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
25 g cocoa powder
90 g caster sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
25g evaporated milk
65g vegetable oil
2 egg yolks
2 egg whites
45 g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
Sift mixture 1) together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, mix mixture 2) together, then slowly pour into mixture 1) and mix together until just blended. Be careful not to overmixed, as this will make the cake tough.
Mixture 3): Beat the egg whites in a separate clean bowl with cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add the caster sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
Gently fold Mixture 3) into the egg yolk batter. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites. Pour it into an 8 inch round mould and baked for 20-25 min or until the cake springs back when the surface is gently pressed. Remove from the oven, and knock on the table lightly to stabilize the cake structure.
Soft Fudge Topping
1/2 tsp agar agar powder
100g evaporated milk
25g cocoa powder
20g corn flour
75g evaporated milk
75 g butter
Mix Mixture A) together and heat until well mixed and all the sugar has melted and the mixtures starts to simmer. Add in Mixture B) and reduce the heat. Make sure that the cornflour and the evaporated milk are well mixed before adding to mixture A) to avoid getting lumps in the fudge. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens, then add butter. After all the butter are melted, turn off the heat and keep stirring until the mixture cools down a little.
Slice the chiffon cake into two layers and sandwiched the cake with the soft fudge topping. Pour the remaining topping on top of the cake and refrigerate until the topping sets. It is important to keep stirring the topping mixture before you pour it on the cake or else the topping will not be smooth.
Alternatively, you can let the topping cool and pipe it onto the cake instead.