Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fruit Delight


Well, I don't know the exact name for this cake actually. Fruit delight, fruit flan, vanilla sponge with fruits... Whatever... All I know is this cake serves as my favorite cake for years and years and years. Even since kindergarten. Well, basically I like anything that is with pure vanilla sponge. Yum.

An easy one... Bake the sponge, cream the cake, arrange the fruits, voila! Looks very refreshing isn't it? But actually the cake was a bit senget! Haha, what to do, my first time creaming a cake. It's a healthy one too! I used non-dairy whipping cream. Light and yummeh!

For the sponge I used Martha Stewart's Vanilla Sponge Recipe. Easy!

Makes one 9-inch-square cake

  • Unsalted butter, for pan
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.Butter a 9-inch-square baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, and butter again. Flour the pan, and set aside. In a small bowl, sift together flour and cornstarch; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg yolks, vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Transfer the egg-yolk mixture to a large bowl. Wash and dry the mixer bowl and the whisk attachment.
  3. Combine egg whites and salt in the mixer bowl, and beat on medium speed until whites hold soft peaks, about 1 1/2 minutes. With mixer running, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy, about 1 minute.
  4. Fold the egg-white mixture into the egg-yolk mixture. In three additions, fold the reserved flour mixture into this new mixture. Transfer the batter to prepared pan, and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted into middle comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool; turn out cake, and wrap it in plastic wrap until ready to use.
(I made one 8-inch round cake, plus 3 small cupcakes. You can actually use all the batter for a thicker 8-inch cake.)


2 comments:

Gothic Butterfly said...

Holy cow! You actually baked a fruit flan!! Its making me so hungry!! You're so good at this!!

-Riana-

sunset2712 said...

You're amazing girl!!!!!!!!!!