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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Gula Melaka Ogura Cake

Been a while since I made an Ogura cake, and I wanted to clear off some gula melaka (palm sugar), so here it is!  This cake is super aromatic, has an awesome texture and is super super soft & fluffy!  I made it last night and I'm now left with 2 slices only :P

Adapted and modified from Jeannie's recipe.

*6" square tin

5 egg yolk 
1 whole egg 
1/4 tsp salt 
60g canola oil 
70g gula melaka - chopped into smaller pieces
20g milk
75g plain flour

5 egg whites
40g castor sugar 
1/4tsp cream of tartar

  1. Grease and lined the base of the baking tin.  Prepare a larger baking tin for waterbath.
  2. Preheat oven to 150C.
  3. Heat up milk in microwave and pour over the chopped gula melaka.  Stir until the gula melaka dissolved.
  4. In a mixing bowl, exceptional for plain flour, using a balloon whisk, beat all (A) ingredients until light and fluffy.  Then fold in the sifted flour.  Set aside.
    *Note: I poured the gula melaka mixture through the sieve when adding it to the batter.  This would ensure that the mixture is smooth with no undissolved lumps.
  5. Using a mixer, beat egg whites until foamy, add in cream of tartar, continue beating and add in sugar in 3 separate batches.  Beat until you attain firm peaks.
  6. Using a balloon whisk, fold the meringue into the yolk mixture in 3 batches.  Change to a spatula for the last fold, and scrap off all the meringue by the side of the mixing bowl.  Be sure there are no more streaks of meringue in the mixture.
  7. Bang the mixture few times on the table top to release air bubbles.
  8. Send the cake to bake at 150C for 70mins, by waterbath method.
  9. Once done, invert on cooling rack to cool.  If you prefer a smooth surface, invert on a non-stick frying pan or cookie tray for 5-10min, unmould and remove baking paper then revert back to cool upright.
Chopped gula melaka into smaller pieces.

Stir and dissolved them with the heat-up milk.

Beat egg white until attain firm peaks.

Egg yolk mixture.

I'm in a little artistic mood, so played a bit with the batter on the cake top :)

Fresh from oven, puffed like a pillow! :P

Smooth top!  And I think the hearts looked really cute!

Superb texture!

So so soft! 

Sliced nicely to served! :)

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