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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Father’s Day 2012 ~ Steamed Chocolate (Boob) Cake 蒸巧克力(双峰)蛋糕


两位父亲看到这个我特地为他们炮制的父亲节蛋糕似乎是惊多于喜,两个加起来过百的大男人还面带腼腆,切蛋糕仪式就在无声胜有声中草草收场。反倒是Lucius乐在其中,一看到我拿出蛋糕他开心的唱Happy Birthday to you。。。(有cream的cake= Happy Birthday),开心得不得了,拍照时眼睛全程只望着蛋糕,最后我听到他小小声说neh neh。

这蛋糕是在父亲节前一晚赶出来的,11点多才开工,做好清洗完毕已经是半夜两三点了,累到。。。本来以为不难的frosting,因为用了不熟悉的buttercream,而且没有冰过就开始挤花,把我折腾得差点要放弃。Anyway,最终还是把蛋糕完成了,我的第一个3D蛋糕。虽然很粗糙,但装载着我满满的心意。

这个双峰蛋糕没有用特制的球形模,我是用吃饭的碗做的,所以小意思,顶多是B cup或C cup。


This is the cake I make for the two Fathers (my dad and my son’s dad) for Father’s Day which falls on 17th June this year.

I only started to make the cake at 11pm+ the night before and by the time the cake cooled down for frosting it was already 12am+ and worst I over whipped my first batch of fresh cream so I changed my mind to make buttercream. I ran out of time so I proceeded with frosting immediately without chilling the buttercream. Basically the buttercream was melting when I did my piping. I tried to chill it in between when it turned runny but my fridge was too small that I could only chill either the cake or the buttercream at one time. Imagine a mad lady kept opening and closing the fridge door in the midnight.

Needless to say, the piping was terrible but I was happy that I completed the cake, my first 3D cake.

For those who want to attempt a boob cake but without a ball mould, here is good news for you. You can do it with two rice bowls. As I am not sure if the rice bowl is oven-safe so I made steamed cake instead.

I wanted to make my favourite Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake but I thought why not try a new recipe so I picked up another steamed chocolate cake recipe from Alex Goh’s Magic Steamed Cakes. I only had one bite of the cake as I fell sick on the next day so I could not really comment much but for sure Lucius liked it a lot.

Remaining batter was made into cupcakes.
 
Steamed Chocolate (Boob) Cake

Ingredients:
(A)
3 large eggs
150g sugar (I used 105g)
¼ tsp salt
100g corn oil
(B)
100g orange juice (I used store bought sweetened orange juice)
(C)
180g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2½ tsp double action baking powder (I used normal baking powder) (see note 1)

Method:
1) Grease and flour two rice bowls and prepare some muffin cups (I used 7 mini silicone cups here). If using metal mould, you need to lightly grease the mould. Fill steamer with water and start to boil water on low heat (or you can start to boil on high heat half way before the batter is done).
2) Whip A until sugar dissolved and slightly thickened (need not beat till ribbon stage, you can use a hand whisk to do the job). Add B, mix until well blended.
3) Fold in sieved C, mix until well combined.
4) Pour into the prepared bowls and cups till 85% full. Steam for about 25-30 mins for the bowls and 15 mins for small cups (steam on high heat for the first 5 mins and then switch to medium heat)(I steamed in two sessions).
5) Cool on wire rack completely before frosting.

Note:
1) Most baking powders are double-acting, which means they the baking powder reacts twice; contain one acid that dissolves when it comes in contact with water and another acid that does not dissolve until it reaches a higher temperature in a hot oven. This type of double action ensures that the finished product is light and fluffy. Single-acting baking powders are mainly used by manufacturers and are usually not available for retail sale (refer to here).
2) Spread some frostings at the bottom of the boob cakes before placing on the cake board to fix the position.

(Recipe adapted from Alex Goh's Magic Steamed Cakes)

23 comments:

  1. hi,,i wanted to make tis cake for my dad too,
    may i know,do i need to whisk (A) till ribbon ,,
    sori hope u can help,,,thanks,,,

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  2. 哇哇,好诱人的双峰呐!哈哈!弄到半夜三点,一定累到。。但是看到两位爸爸可爱的表情时是不是又觉得值得呢!

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  3. Anonymous,

    Don't need. I have updated the recipe.

    Would appreciate if you can leave your name so that I know how to address you.

    Happy baking!

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  5. Li Shuan,

    我觉得“我做到了”(I can make it)的满足感多些,两位爸爸很像不是很会欣赏,我想随便做个Pandan Kaya Cake他们肯定更爱。哈哈哈

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  6. 哈哈~你好可爱的。
    我想下次你可要敢敢下手了,看来会不会是要G的才能迷倒爸爸呢?咔咔咔咔~

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    1. Joceline,

      哈哈,我怕太雄伟吓到爸爸。

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    1. 蓝色小厨,

      要是知道就做小熊蛋糕好了。

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  8. wahaha,给我爸爸切这个蛋糕应该也是很腼腆的吧~~

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  9. 鲸鱼,

    爸爸没有切loh,因为Lucius强这切,所有蛋糕是老公和儿子一起切的。

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  10. 咔咔。。。Lucius的说的neh neh笑死我了。。
    还小小声。。真的人小鬼大丫。。

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    1. 夫人,

      现在的小孩真的是。。。。哇卡卡

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  11. 哈哈~如果是我家的男人肯定也会“惊”多过喜!!!

    不过,妳真的很棒~:)

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  12. 老人家很难接受这么‘特出又大胆’的蛋糕,也很害羞让你在他们的脸上看到雀跃的心情,但可以保证,因为你的用心,他们的心是开心的。

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    1. eileen,

      其实我已经不敢做太"大粒"了,其实家里有更深更大的碗。。。

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  13. will try your recipe one day...looks yummy.

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  14. Thought old generation daddy not so much appreciate this kind of sexy cake, guess they are too overwhelmed, hehehe...anyway, well done on your 1st 3D cake.

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    1. Sonia,

      Thanks for ur encouragement.

      I learnt my lesson, should make only conventional cake for occasions.

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  15. Angel, no matter is B cup or C cup, this pair of boobs have certainly make me nose bleeding, hahaha! Very creative!

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  16. Jessie,

    Thanks. I want to laugh when I read ur comment. :)

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