Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kumquat & Banana Chocolate Chip Ogura Cake

Okay, don't ask me why but I also can't believe I am so hardworking myself, lol! Up with another post on the following day!? Gee...haven't done that for ages! And because Jessie left a comment "motivating" me to post up, I decided to heed her "advice", haha! Thanks Jessie! Plus my hubby is out with friends can lah, hahaha! Sound like I'm cheating!! Lol! Shhhhh! 

Okay, today's recipe is another classic, it's none other then the Ogura cake (a.k.a. 相思蛋糕). I posted 2 different flavors before, namely Pandan and chocolate. Today, it'll be Kumquat flavor with chocolate Swiss meringue (in lieu of CNY, haha) and Banana with mini chocolate chip (my kids' favorite!).
It was quite awhile since I last baked an Ogura cake...forgotten how moist and soft it taste. :)) I was inspired by Cathy after she baked her Passion fruit version quite awhile back.

100g egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/4 tsp salt
60g vegetable oil
80g kumquat marmalade (pls refer to Wendy's recipe for detail, I used hers)

(B)80g cake flour, sifted

200g egg whites
55g sugar

Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream: (Optional if you like cake plain)

75g chopped dark chocolate

300g Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and let cool for a minute before mixing into the room temperature buttercream. 

  • Whisk ingredients (A) together in a mixing bowl. Add in (B). Set aside.
  • Whisk egg whites until frothy & add in sugar. Continue to whisk until soft peaks. 
  • Gently fold in the whites into (1). Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. 
  • Steam bake in a preheated oven @ 150 degrees for 40mins.
  • Once tester comes out clean, remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Slice the cake into 2 and spread the chocolate swiss meringue buttercream in between.
I'll let the picture do the talking....nom nom nom! Hahaha! Everyone that has tasted the cake all raved how good it was....*happiness*! I guess orangy citrus taste plus chocolate is a sure win situation! :P
You can opt not to spread any buttercream but I like mine with it since I'm all for buttery taste, lol! I also made kumquat compte, which in fact can be made in to the marmalade by just blending it. :)) Thanks Wendy! *muahs* lol!

The other Ogura cake is Banana flavor with mini chocolate chip. At first I was hesitant to post this but since my kids love this so much, I figured why not just share with everyone then. :))
This is another fabulous combo, banana and chocolate, you can't go wrong with it! I actually regretted not sprinkling more chocolate chips!!! Lol!
The recipe is very similar to the one above, will post ingredients needed but please refer to above the method, heehee.

100g egg yolks
1 whole egg
1/4 tsp salt
60g vegetable oil
2 large ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

(B)80g cake flour, sifted

200g egg whites
65g sugar 

Mini Chocolate chips

Note: Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter right before you place into the oven to bake.

Nice right, hahaha! Do try it out yourself, guarantee satisfaction! 

I am submitting these 2 lovely cakes to Sonia's blog event :Chinese New Year Delights 2013 新春送礼.

Okay folks! Will go hibernate another 2 more weeks now, hahaha, just kidding! 
Have a good evening all! Cheers


Angie's Recipes said...

Looks indeed airy, soft and heavenly!

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Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Angie! ^_^

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ann low said...

Mmmm... look so soft and delicious! I've wanted to make this long ago, thanks for reminding :)

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Bee! Keep the momentum going...

Anonymous said...

Can I ask the pan size used? Tks!


Jessie-CookingMoments said...

HBS, I love hte banana version & I can tell they were so soft by just looking at the pictures!

Zoe said...

Hi Bee,

The crazy me is staring very hard at all the pictures in your post... LOL! Both cakes with the addition of different ingredients seems to have quite significant difference in their overall textures. The banana one seems more dense and the kumquat looks much more airy and fluffy. They are all very interesting ogura cake combinations. I would love to try the fruity version the next time.


Anonymous said...

thanks so much for your generosity to share all these yummy receipes. had tried a few of your receipes, they all turned out superb. Can you elaborate on steam baking your cake. thanks n regards

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Both are so wonderfully fine and soft... I would love to try this recipe out sometime. Love the fruity flavours.

jaques said...

yay!! got recipe to follow! i was hoping u will post the banana choc chip recipe after seeing it on IG.. bookmarked. must attempt after the exam period..=) thanks for sharing..=)

Baby Sumo said...

Your cake looks so fluffy, I really admire u for finding the time to bake a cake/bread everyday for yr family :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. BTW do we need to line or grease the cake tin or is it the same principle as baking a chiffon cake in terms of no lining or gressing ?
Thank you.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Cindy, yes pls line your cake pan for this recipe. Happy baking!!

Lite Home Bake said...

Hi, your oguras look very lovely. I wish mine turned out as good but i am not giving up yet :)

Anonymous said...

HI Bee Bee

would like to ask where did you manage to find kumquats in singapore? i had no luck looking for them..


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Actually I was lucky that day (1 month back) as the season is already almost over. Saw them at Shop & Save near my place. When u went back a couple days back, it was all gone. :P

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Now my hands start feel itchy after so long did not bake cake and bread... Very nice combo!

Anonymous said...

thanks, Bee Bee..
will go to shop and save near my place to look for kumquat during next year's cny:)

lena said...

yes, why suddenly you are so hardworking and i didnt realise that i hv missed this post! I remember your pandan ogura and i want to make that some day, then next could be passionfruit ogura..i read some of the blogs that baking ogura can be tricky better send me some luck when i bake them :)