Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yam Cake






Ingredients for Sponge cake:

5 eggs
100 gm. sugar
120 gm. cake flour
1/4 tsp. vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
90 gm. cornoil or melted butter

Fillings:

500 gm. Yam - steam and mashed into puree
100 gm. sugar
300 gm. fresh milk
50 gm. butter
50 gm. santan powder (coconut powder)
300 gm. whipped cream

Method:

(1) Sponge cake: Whisk eggs and sugar with high speed until light and fluffy.
(2) Fold in flour and cornoil.
(3) Pour into an 8" square pan and bake at 175C for about 30 to 35 mins.
(4) Slice cake into 3 layers.
(5) To make filling: melt butter and sugar over medium heat till sugar is dissolved. Add in yam puree, coconut powder and milk. Stir till almost dry. Leave to cool.
(6) Place 1 layer of sponge cake onto a cake board.
(7) Spread 300 gm. yam mixture on top and spread till evenly distributed.
(8) Cover the yam mixture with a layer of sponge cake.
(9) Spread cake with 100 gm. of whipped cream.
(10) Cover with the 3rd layer of sponge cake. Spread some whipped cream on top.
(11) Stir the balance 100 gm of whipped cream with the balance yam mixture. Spoon into piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe on top of cake.
(12) Chill in fridge. You can decorate the cake with some sieved cocoa powder if you like.

38 comments:

Carrie said...

Hi Aunty yochana,

can you kindly share this recipe w me? Cos my dad like yam very much, wanna make for him. Thanks!

My email add is ow_liwei99@hotmail.com

Cheerios

delia said...

Hi aunty,

Will you be sharing this recipe? My daughter and I love anything with yam. Thanks! My email is dsyian@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

What happened to the fork in the third picture??
anyway, this is one cake I'd love to sink my fork into... I made a yam cake for someone's birthday using the cooked yam filling but it turned out rather pastey instead of smooth & fluffy(Y3K cookbook)... maybe because I used cornstarch instead of hoen kwee flour?? But to my surprise I was told it was very delicious, I guess they were just being nice..*grin*

Anita

evelyn chia said...

Hi aunty,
Don't mind share with mi too.Thanks!
my email :ciboycute@yahoo.com.sg

rgds,

Anonymous said...

Oh Yam Cake!! I die for this!!Can aunty kindly share this recipe!!! Yumm Yummmmm...Thank you!!

jasmine@asiaeurowines.com.my

Michelle said...

hi aunty yochana,

can share this recipe wif me?i love anything that has to do wif yam. thanks:)

me_shell87@hotmail.com

Michelle

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this recipe too if you could be so kind. thanks. from mel melena.yeong@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,
Would love to try this yam cake out for my hubby bday. he loves yam. please please please share the recipe for this gorgeous cake. i m sure it taste as good as it looks!. Thanks heaps
my email add is dotfang@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty, I'll really be keen to try this as well if you don't mind sharing the recipe with me too. You can email it to me at pretty_petite_32@yahoo.com.sg. Thanks so much for considering. Cheers, Dana

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Dana,

the yam cake recipe is already posted . Check it out from the cake index.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yo,
Can advise this yam recipe is under what title? I could not find it in your cake index.

Sotong Esther

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yo,
Thanks so much for the recipe=)

Sotong Esther

Melissa said...

Thanks Aunty Yochana for sharing this yam cake, cant wait to try!

I got one problem about the coconut powder. I dont use much of it and buying a whole packet might waste it. May I know what it the substitute? Can I use coconut milk instead? If so, how much should I use? Thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

HI MELISSA

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi melissa,

yes you can use coconut milk. If you have leftover coconut powder, you can use it for cooking curry too.

rgds

Sophia said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Could I use self rising flour to substitute for cake flour? Is cornoil the normal cooking oil? Pureed Yam.. can I use frozen pureed yam which has not been cooked or steam?

Thank you very much.

Ciao,
Peaches

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Peaches

If you use sr flour, you have to omit the baking powder.
cornoil is a normal cooking oil.
Steam your raw frozen yam then mash it and that's yam puree.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Tks for the recipe. Can I use golden pumpkin instead of yam?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous

yes you can use golden pumpkin instead.

rgds

Michelle said...

hi aunty yochana

thanks for sharing the recipe with us:)but i've some queries to make rgding the steps of making the yam filling..
1)the 300g whipped cream is for the whole of 1st layer n outer layer only right?need e whipped cream for the mixing for filling(2nd layer)?cos u onli mentioned 2 times of 100g whipped cream.
2)if i were to sub coconut pwd to coconut milk, how much shld i use?

Thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Michelle,

There was some whipped cream being spread on the top upper most layer, if you think you won't be using 100gm for that, u can cut down another 50 gm. making it a toal of 250 gm. only.

If you use coconut milk, cut down fresh milk to 250 gm.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,

Lovely cake. I noticed that this recipe uses cake flour but there is no baking powder added in the recipe shared. Is it a typing error as your reply to one of the bloggers that if self-rising flour is use,omit baking powder? Hope you can advice. Thanks again.

Eva

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Eva,

sorry for the confusion.

For this sponge cake we don't need any baking powder. Actually sponge cake with this method does not require baking powder. it's eggs and sugar whisking method which incorporates air inside. When u fold in the flour, make sure you don't deflate it.

rgds

Olivia said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Muack Muack... two lovely pat on your cheeks. Tks for sharing the recipe. I have actually hunt high and low for the recipe and am so glad that you have posted it here.

Cheers
Olivia

Aunty Yochana said...

oh Olivia

No wonder my cheeks were wet for a moment.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hello yochana, i can't find cake flour here, can i use other flour to substitute?

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous

any flour will do. Get the All-purpose flour.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty

can i omit the coconut powder?
for the sponge cake, can i use machine instead? will it turn out hard and not "airy"?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous

for the sponge cake, i used machine and for coconut milk powder, you can omit but it will not taste nice.

rgds

Whynne said...

Hi,Aunty
Can i have egg tart receipe?My email n msn s whynnechan83@hotmail.com

Thanks&Rgds,
Whynne

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty Yochana

May I know any substitute to fresh milk? & do you have Durian cake recipe?

James said...

Dear Aunty Yochana,
I tried making the sponge cake but after I baked it, it did not raise up to b light & fluffy, it turn out to b dense like kueh lapis. Im not sure wher I did wrong.

Lotus said...

Hi Aunty,

Just wanted to check the whipped cream for the filling is the whipped cream in a can or is it whipping cream? I'm a bit confused about all the different types of creams, hope u can help. Thanks!

Joyann said...

Great recipe here! Thank you so much for sharing the recipes Aunty Yochana :) You are so talented! I tried baking last week and my colleagues love it!

Anonymous said...

hi Yochana,

Will bake this cake soon..looks yummy! ^^ but for the yam filling, can i omit the butter bcos my hb don't take butter. tq

Mei

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

Thanks for the recipe,it is very nice...my family like this yam cake very much.

Mei

bab¥ςat © said...

Hi Auntie

My husband would love this yam cake. Can you share the recipe with me?

tykwinnie@gmail.com

Thank You!

doraempire said...

It's an elegant beautiful cake. Can you please share the recipe with me? My email is sotrueso@gmail.com wanna make this for my sis bday next week!