Pineapple cake with Cream Cheese frosting is an extended pineapple upside down cake recipe. This has the same good flavor of the later enhanced by the richness of the cream cheese frosting and the delicious taste of chopped walnuts. Preparing pineapple cake is not complicated. You should be able to successfully make one for yourself […]
Angel Food Cake is a popular sponge cake in the US. This light and airy cake is regarded as food for the angels, because of its properties.
This type of cake resembles the texture of a famous mini sponge cake in the Philippines called “Mamon”.
The method in making an angel food cake is quite different from the other traditional cakes. The eggs (whites only) are whipped using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. This technique allows more air to enter the mixture — making the cake sponge-like.
Here is a delightful cake recipe shared by our reader, Carina De Guzman.
According to Carina, she used mango candy for this recipe to balance the sweetness of this luscious crusty prune cake.
Don’t stare too long at the picture because it will make you drool. Seriously, I think that this is a nice recipe and I’m hoping to give it a try sometime this week.
Try Carina’s Fruity Prune Cake recipe and send-in your feedback.
Brazo de Mercedes is a type of rolled cake (sometimes referred to as jelly roll) made from a sheet of soft meringue with custard filling. This heavenly cake can be considered as one of the all-time favorites in the Philippines.
What I like most about this cake is the sponge like texture of the meringue that literally melts in my mouth. The light flavor of the meringue is balanced by the flavor of the rich custard filling. This is truly amazing!
Most of you might be thinking that this rolled cake is hard to create; you might be surprised how easy it is to make your own Brazo de Mercedes after reading this post and watching the cooking video. I won’t extend the introduction because I know that most of you are eager to start working on this project (I am getting at least 17 requests per day for this recipe).
Try this Brazo de Mercedes recipe and let me know what you think.
Mamon is a popular sponge cake in the Philippines and is considered to be among the top 10 pastries in the country. Unlike other sponge cakes, this amazing creation is individually packaged with serving sizes usually good for just one person. Filipino Yellow Sponge Cake is also another term used to refer to it.
Do you remember where you had your first Mamon? I had my very first Mamon from Goldilocks and I loved it since then. I am just curious, before the extreme commercialization of baked products in the Philippines, would you know as to where this masterpiece first came into being? I believe that there is a single province or city in the Philippines where this pastry first became popular; I’m planning to give that place a visit next month during my vacation to be able to have an authentic Mamon experience.
Try this Mamon Recipe and let me know what you think.
Custard Cake resembles a chiffon cake with a topping of sweetened milk and egg mixture known as custard. At first glance, this could be mistaken as a giant Leche Flan because the topping resembles one. Guess what? The topping of this cake is definitely Leche flan and the only distinction is the soft cake below.
In the Philippines, this is usually available by the slice in local bakeries (or panaderya). I remember always getting this along with egg pie. I find this dessert very tasty and sweet so pairing this up with kapeng barako (brewed coffee) to balance the sweetness is not a bad idea.
Do you also want the recipe for egg pie? Just let me know.
Try this Custard Cake recipe.
Vanilla Chiffon Cake is a light cake that is made of oil, eggs, cake flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract (as flavoring). This light and soft cake resembles the texture of the Mamon. The fluffy texture of this cake can be attributed to the egg whites and the absence of butter. The volume of the eggs and oil used prevents the cake to dry out or harden after sometime compared to the other types of cakes.
In this particular recipe, Canola oil is used instead of vegetable oil. Based on experience, Canola oil outperforms the other types of oil in providing moisture to any cake. We also used Buttercream icing to garnish the cake. Having a light and fluffy cake means the absence of butter. Since the flavor of butter gives richness and life to the cake, using the Buttercream icing is recommended if you want to have that buttery flavor. We now have a light, soft, fluffy, and buttery cake fit for all occasions.
Try this Vanilla Chiffon Cake recipe.