Friday, 12 June 2015

Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake 椰糖戚风蛋糕 (中英食谱教程)

This is my second time baking a chiffon cake. My first attempt was almost 2 years ago when I baked a Matcha Chiffon Cake after returning from a Japan holiday as I had bought a big pack of Japanese Matcha powder. I was elated being successful on my first attempt as I was told that the success rate for chiffon cake is not high especially for a newbie. 

As I had leftover coconut milk in the fridge, hence the decision to try out the Gula Melaka flavour. Here's sharing my second chiffon cake after a haitus, it is moist and fluffy and of course delicious and fragrance! 

Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake 
(english recipe adapted from Baking Diary中文食谱由Baking Taitai翻译)

Ingredients (makes one 8 inch tube pan)
6 egg yolks (I used eggs weighing 65g each )
150g gula melaka/palm sugar
100ml coconut milk
4 tbsp (38g) vegetable oil (I used corn oil) 
140g plain flour  (I used premium Blue Jacket patent flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

6 egg whites (I used eggs weighing 65g each )
30g caster sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar or 1 tsp lemon juice

6粒 蛋黄(我用
150克 椰糖
100毫升 椰奶
140克 低筋/普通面粉(我用水手牌超级粉心粉
¼茶匙 发粉
¼茶匙 盐

6粒 蛋白
30克 细砂糖

Method 方法:

1. Melt the gula melaka in coconut milk over low heat until it dissolves. Set aside to cool. 
1。 椰糖加入椰奶,用小火煮至椰糖溶化。放凉备用。

2. Sift the plain flour and baking powder together. Set aside.

3. Beat the egg yolks lightly, add in the corn oil and salt and whisked till well combined. Add the gula melaka mixture into the egg yolk mixture, mix till well blended. Using the same hand whisk, mix the flour mixture till well combined. 
3。轻轻搅打蛋黄,加入粟米油和盐,拌匀。再加入椰糖浆,拌匀。 用打蛋器搅拌面粉直到混合均匀。

4. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites using medium speed till frothy then add in the cream of tartar. Continue to beat till soft peak, gradually add in caster sugar and continue to beat until stiff peak.

5. Add the meringue into the egg yolk batter 1/3 at a time, each time gently mixed well before adding the next. When done, pour the batter into the chiffon pan.  

6. Bake in a pre-heated oven on the lowest rack at 150 degree Celcius top/bottom heat for 45~55mins. (My Brandt oven took 55 minutes)
6。放入预热烤箱以150摄氏度上下火烤约 45~55分钟。

7. Remove from oven, immediately invert cake until completely cooled.


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"This is my second time baking this cake. It tastes so good and all my family and friends love it!"

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QembarDelites said...

That looks really good! Second time baking chiffon and turned out so nice!

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Yummy! Definitely a very fragrant and delicious chiffon cake!

L L said...

Is there any difference between gula melaka and the brown sugar we get at the supermarket?

Unknown said...

Wow ... I'm sure it's v fragrant ...
Btw, can u pl share the Matcha chiffon recipe Cheryl?
Thank you so much !!!
GB !!

Baking Taitai said...

Hi LL, gula melaka is from palm and brown sugar is from sugar cane. You can google to learn more about the differences.

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Jennifer, you can click on the wordings 'Matcha Chiffon Cake' in the above text and it will direct you to the recipe page in my blog. Or you can go to the 'Bake Classification' at the right column of this blog, select 'Chiffon Cake', you will find my Matcha chiffon cake recipe there too.

mui mui said...

Hi Cheryl,
This chiffon must be full of gula melaka aroma.
You baked your chiffon so tall.fluffy and soft like pillow haha
Love it!

Unknown said...

Hi Cheryl, where in Singapore can I get the baking powder that you are using? I don't find it in ntuc. Thank you

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Amanda, I got the Rumford 'aluminium free' baking powder from Phoon Huat.

Zoe said...

Hi Cheryl,

This is your second chiffon cake? As usual, this bake must be easy peasy one for you... I know that you are very skillful with all your baking :D


Unknown said...

Your chiffon cake is so tall and beautiful, and it looks very soft as well, yum!

Unknown said...

I definitely wanna try out this chiffon recipe. Thank u.

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

May i know where you get this chiffon mould?

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Rachel, I usually buy my baking moulds overseas. Got this San Neng brand chiffon mould in Taiwan. You can find chiffon moulds at most baking supplier shops.

Baking With Hearts said...

What is yr baking mould size?

Baking Taitai said...

The size is mentioned in bracket beside the word 'Ingredient'

Baking With Hearts said...

What's your diameter of the top of your pan?

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Baking with Hearts,

As mentioned beside the word Ingredients, I am using a 8 inch chiffon pan. :)

Samantha Lee said...

Hi Cheryl,
Can i substitute the plain flour with blue jacket cake flour?

Baking Taitai said...

yes you can.

Samantha Lee said...

Thanks Cheryl.. Will try it out soon. Happy Holidays to you! :)

cwongst said...

can i ask does your turned out sticky?? Mine is a bit sticky.

Baking Taitai said...

Hi cwongst, if your cake surfacce turned out sticky after removing from the oven, then you have not baked it long enough. If the cake surfacce turned sticky after some time in room temperature, this is due to the high humidity in our weather, there is nothing we can do about it.