Actually this cake has been made long time ago, about more than a year. That time i happened to receive some DDL from Elin and decided to make this cake as i have also seen it in Wendy's blog. I was very keen to try it out at that time becos it's something interesting to know eating a cake that is soaked in milk. I had adapted the whole recipe and method from wendy's blog and that time i didnt take any photos as to how to assemble the cake but you can refer to wendy's blog as to how to go about soaking the cake.
When Zoe made a choice for the bake along to make this cake, i was telling my 2 other hosts, Joyce and Zoe herself that i will not be making this cake again as i have made earlier but yet to post and am still keeping the photos in my file. First of all, i'm lazy to make this cake again as the earlier one i made did involved a bit of preparation work. Secondly, only me likes the cake in my family. The rest find it a little weird eating a soaked cake or rather a wet cake. The milk mixture is actually very nice, like a mild coffee milk and i didnt pour in all the milk mixture onto the cake cos when i was doing that, it seemed quite a lot so i held back some of the milk mixture and just drank that up. But i think it's worthwhile trying this cake especially if you are just as curious as i was in the first place, a soaked cake.
|the plain cake after baking..|
|you can see the different tone colours in the cake, that 's the milk mixture that has been |
poured over the cake earlier on.
Recipe ( from Table for 2..or more, who adapted from Rose's Heavenly Cakes )
600gm fresh milk
100gm Dulce de Leche ( DDL )
115gm whipping cream
Put DDL in a heatproof bowl and stir in whipping cream. Bring fresh milk to a boil and pour over DDl and cream. Stir to melt DDL and leave to cool in the fridge.
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
133gm cake flour
1.Preheat oven to 180C and line the base of the pan ( i used 8 inch square pan)
2.Beat eggs, sugar on high speed for abt 8 mins then to low speed for 2 mins
3.Beat in vanilla and sift cake flour over eggs and fold. Pour batter into pan and bake for 30mins or until cooked.
4.Let cake cool in pan for 5 mins , remove and let cool on wire rack.
1. Using a cake pan, place 2 sheets of cling wrap crisscrossing each other over the pan. Scape off the top of the cake using a serrated knife and place the cake into the cake pan, top side up.
2. Pour the milk mixture over the cake all around, fold cling wrap over the cake and chill overnight. ( note that i didnt pour in all of the milk mixture, i left for about 150ml )
3. Next day, remove the cake from fridge and unwrap. Turn the cake over to a plate and turn it up again. Whip some cream and spread it on top on the cake.
For pics instructions how to soak the cake, you can refer to Wendy's post here
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