Saturday, July 15, 2006

Strawberry Jam and Hazelnut cake

I got this recipe from the Yum Yum magazine.

Sponge cake ingredients:

175 gm. Optima sponge mix
4 nos. eggs
30 gm. ground hazelnut
1/2 tsp. Ovalette
50 gm. cornoil

Hazelnut Paste:
For hazelnut mixture, mix them all together. If the mixture is not spreadable, add in some more eggs. Mix until you can spread with a palette knife.

200 gm. Ground hazelnut
40 gm. caster sugar
3 nos. eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
2 - 3 Tbsp. Rum (optional)

Some strawberry jam

Method for sponge:

(1) Beat all the ingredients together except cornoil until thick.
(2) Fold in corn oil and pour into an 8" round tray.
(3) Bake at 180C for about 45 mins.
(4) Remove from oven and leave onto wire rack to cool.
(5) Slice cake into 3 layers.
(6) Spread strawberry jam on each layer of the sponge cake and stack them together.
(7) Spread hazelnut paste onto the whole cake and then pipe lines on top alternating with the strawberry jam.
(8) Put the whole creamed cake into an oven and bake at 175C for about 15 to 20 mins. Cool before slicing.

P/s. I piped the strawberry jam and bake together with the hazelnut paste to give it a stiffer texture so that when you slice the cake, it's not so runny. I have made some slight changes to the recipe to suit my preference.


diddy said...

yummmmm, you are so talented!! My cake decorating skills are too shameful to be put online! maybe after more tries! Thanks for letting me link mine to yours. I'm over at

Peony said...

you are really one energetic lady...

shd really consider opening a bakery since you love baking so more people to taste your fabulous bakes then..

evan said...

hi yochana, just bloghopping. your cakes are so awesome i've never seen anyone who could make their cakes look like that. i'm sure they taste fabulous too. great job!

do you mind if i link u up? =) take care~

yochana said...

Thanks for the compliments. I will also link yours to mine. Don't be ashame to show what you've made. Through critism, you'll improve.

at my age, opening a bakery shop is a bit late but can consider. Thanks!!

Taste wise, could be delicious as what you've said cos' I used expensive ingredients. Hope you blog more...happy blogging...

evan said...

hope i blog more? i'm already blogging very often leh...u r the 1st person who tells me to blog more :p

ok, u blog more too. happy blogging!


Iced Nyior said...

aunty, just want to inform u that your link in to this page has a typo error :)

I just found ur blog recently and I'm a huge fan. Tested out one of ur cookies the other day and wrote about it here (

yochana said...

Hi Iced Nyior

I've repaired the link to the "Strawberry Jam and Hazelnut cake".

I went thru your blog and congrats to a wonderful blog.


Michelle:) said...

aunty. where can i buy hazelnut paste?

Aunty Yochana said...


You can get hazelnut paste from Sun Lik which is at 33, Seah street,


Michelle:) said...

only sunlik? what abt phoon huat and others?