Friday, November 11, 2016

Chocolate Banana Moist Sponge Cake aka Ogura Cake ?????????






Moist and fragrant, rich and delish. Chocolate and banana are the perfect match. I made this cake for my birthday this year, 2016. 








Chocolate Banana Moist Sponge Cake with dark chocolate ganache frosting, need I say more to tell you how it taste? 

This dark chocolate ganache can withstand room temperature for hours without melting. Click here to read more >> Dark Chocolate Ganache recipe



My very simple birthday cake. 




Ingredients: yield one 7" square cake (taller) or two 6" round cake (shorter)
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(A)

20g Cocoa Powder ????? 20?

55g Cake Flour ?? 55?

1/8 tsp Baking Soda ??? 1/8??

1/8 tsp Salt ? 1/8 ??


(B)

5 Egg Yolk ?? 5?

1 Whole Egg ?? 1?

160g Banana (mashed) ?? 160?,????

50g Oil ? 50?

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract ??? ???


(C)

5 Egg White ?? 5?

90g Castor Sugar ??? 90?

1/4 tsp Lemon Juice/ Cream of tartar ??????? 1/4??




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Method: ??

1. Use a hand whisk, whisk egg yolk and whole egg until frothy (until small bubbles appeared), whisk in mashed banana, oil and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. 
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2. Gradually sieve in (A). Gently whisk until no more lumps. Do not over mix the batter.
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3. In a stand mixer, beat egg white and lemon juice/ cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar. Continue to beat until the meringue is stiff, but not dry. 
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4. Fold meringue into the yolk batter in 3 batches. 
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5. Pour the batter into the lined cake tin. Gently tap the cake tin on worktop to release trapped air.
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6. Steam bake in a preheated oven 160'C for 60 minutes. When it's done, remove the cake tin from oven. Invert the cake, peel off the baking sheet. Let it cool completely on the rack. Best serve chilled.
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Note: 

 - Every oven is different, do adjust the baking time and temperature accordingly. 

 - Step 6: put the cake tin one rack above the lowest rack, place a tray of hot water at the lowest rack.

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