I love this yellow little fellow! My kids and I shared some fun moments talking about it. Then this idea just pop right into my mind....making Pikachu right on to the Swiss Roll cake! Sounds a little far out, but hear me out here. A week back, my good friend Reese from ReeseKitchen and her sister from littleKitchen baked the cutiest looking strawberry Swiss rolls. After finding out from them, I realized this recipe was originated from one of my favorite blogger 小本 from小本廚房實錄. I was super tempted to try it out! But since I wanted to try some other flavor then strawberries, mangoes seems like a superb idea since it's in season now! So folks, may I present to you, my Pikachu Mango Swiss Roll Cake. Ta-da!
Nice?! Hahaha, hope it doesn't appear not appetizing to you. :P Trust me that this mango swiss roll is 100% delicious! :) I can't tell you how much fun I had making this cake, the anticipation to see the final result, lol! Even my girls were half guessing what I was up to. They thought it was some orangy-yellow bunny! Well, maybe...if I'm doing it for Easter, heehee!
I have modified the recipe to make it an all mango flavored cake. I know, mango again, okay, I promise the next fruity march submission will be non-mango bake, heehee! Okay, here is my recipe:
Pikachu Mango Swiss Roll Cake:
Egg yolk Mixture
5 egg yolks
60g caster sugar
60ml fresh milk
80g fresh mango puree
90ml corn oil
60g cake flour
60g plain flour
1/2 tsp mango essence (optional)
Egg White Mixture:
6 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
80g caster sugar
Yellow food coloring, Orange food coloring, black food coloring, pink food coloring
80ml fresh mango puree
120ml non dairy whipping cream, whipped
150g fresh mango cut into chunks
- Grease and line a tray of 10"by 14" with parchment paper. Then preheat the oven to 170C with rack in the middle of oven.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix everything in egg yolk mixture together, starting with egg yolks and sugar, follow by mango puree, corn oil, fresh milk, extract and lastly the flours. Set aside for use later.
- In another mixing bowl, beat egg white till foamy, add cream of tartar and continue to whip. Gradually add in the sugar and continue to beat at high speed till it reaches stiff peaks.
- Making pikacku: Take 30g of egg yolk mixture, mix with 3 heaping tbsp of egg white mixture. Mix till well combined. Add in a wee bit of orange and yellow food coloring. (you can omit orange but I wanted more contrast to the yellow background from the cake), mix well till the color is uniform. Scoop the batter into a piping bag with fine tip. Pipe out carefully several bunny shaped heads, fill the center. Bake this in the oven for 1.5 minutes till the batter appear cooked. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Now gently fold in the egg white batter into the yolk mixture in 3 separate portions till all well combined. Then pour the final batter over the baked Pikachu heads and spread out evenly with a scraper.
- Bake the cake in the over for 12 to 13 minutes till tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately remove the cake with parchment onto a cooling rack.
- Filling: Mix the mango puree into the whipped cream and stir till uniformly combined.
- Spread a thin layer of the mango whipped cream on the cooled cake surface (without the Pikachu heads) and place the mango chunks over.
- Then gently roll up the cake from one side into Swiss roll form and pack it nicely in plastic wrap. Chill the cake in the fridge for at least an hour before working on it.
- Once chilled, prep the black, red coloring to draw the Pikachu. Using a fine clean brush tip, draw out the cheeks, mouth with pink coloring. Then black coloring for the eyes and ears. Let it dry a little before slicing and serving. Bon Appetito!
Anyways, I do hope I can try out with other interesting pictures again when I attempt another "picture" swiss roll again. :)
I am submitting this Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by Jess of Bakericious.
Hope you all have a great week ahead! Cheers!