As it is said, that your kids pick up your taste buds, this cake has eventually become a fave of my little son too. This time around I was baking this recipe after a long time. Though I was pretty sure that it will come out well and was happy to see that it actually did.
It was so much fun to bake these stout custard cakes with the help of my little one, and later three of us did a small valentine party at home.
|Divine Chiffon Custard Cake|
The key flavoring ingredient in my recipe is custard, which is easily available in Indian and Asian stores. Back home custard is more frequently used to make a quick pudding, by adding warm milk and topping with fresh fruits.
Chiffon cake is a very light fluffy cake made with eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, and vegetable oil, in place of butter plus flavorings of your choice.
Its called chiffon cake bcoz of the key difference in the process of beating eggs. The chiffon-like airy texture is obtained by beating the eggs well. The egg whites are beaten till light and stiff and other ingredients are gradually added.
I have used a standard recipe for chocolate cake, but instead of chocolate or cocoa powder used custard powder.
So sift and mix the basic ingredients to bake this classy cake with chiffon-like softness.
Check out the list of ingredients required for baking.
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Orange Zest: 1tsp
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Walnuts/choco chips: Handful, optional
Lightly grease the cake pan and dust with flour. as I wanted to make this cake for my son, so I used two stout cake pans.
Any small and round ovenproof dish can be used, in case stout cake pan is not available.
In a medium bowl, first mix the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, custard powder, orange rind, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add a dash of vanilla extract and chopped nuts, if desired.
Swirl a few drops of Chocolate syrup in the middle (with a spoon) to get a Marble effect.
To check if the cake is ready, insert a fork in the middle of the fork comes out clean, the cake is done.
If it is not done, bake for another 5-10 minutes, while keeping an eye on it.
See, couldn't resist taking out a slice, right away.....