November 15, 2012

California Prune Cake ~ 加洲西梅子蛋糕

Sweet with a deep taste, sticky chewy texture, prunes are not only fun to eat but they are highly nutritious. As with other dried fruits, they are available the whole year round. 

Dried prune is a good source of soluble fiber. It normalize sugar level in our body and helping with weight loss. It is highly content phytonutrients, some of which is function as antioxidant contribute to our health. Again it gives protection to intestine from cancer and lower down cholestrol. Well,  does that sounds very good??
picture taken from renegade prune company.com


香甜的加洲梅子, 当被脱水成干梅子就是黑枣. 黑枣带着浓郁的枣香,口感有好. 不单是好吃, 还充满营养价值. 还是一年四季都有的吃!!
营养价值高, 是其中一种非常好的可溶性的纤维. 能帮助保卫大肠, 帮助降低血糖和胆固醇. 还可以减肥呢!! 
好了!! 梅子/黑枣的好处讲了, 现在跟大家分享我的加洲梅子蛋糕.
是个蛮简单做的一个蛋糕, 只需要把蛋,糖和盐打发. 加入黑枣拌均. 加入溶化奶油拌均再加入过筛粉料拌均,晒入核桃脆就可以蒸上25分钟了.

Sharing so much about the prunes, this is the main attraction.
A California Prune Cake. This is a steamed cake. I am not sure how will the cake tasted when i first read the recipe. The method of making this cake is very simple, just beat, mix, mix, pour and steamed...DONE.


First beat the eggs, sugar and salt till creamy. Add in the blend prunes, i mixed the prunes with some raisins as i have not enough prunes left. Then stir in melted butter and fold in the dry ingredients. Last, sprinkle chopped walnuts, pour into prepared baking tray and steamed.

I make this into 5 small silicone cupcakes mould (its size is 3.5" in diameter and 2" in height) and 1 round 5" round foil tray. I greased and sprinkle flour on all the silicone cupcakes mould and the foil  tray. I steamed this in two batch as my wok is a small wok. Each batch i steamed for 25 mniutes.



I am sharing this post at Aspiring Bakers #25 - Steaming Hot Cakes (November 2012) hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders.

Small Small Baker/Aspiring Bakers
California Prune Cakes
recipe source: Magic Steamed Cake by Alex Goh
                    蒸出蛋糕香..吴景发者
Ingredients:
A
3 eggs
200g sugar (i use 150g)
1/2 tsp salt

B
160g prune (i use 80g prune plus 80g raisin)
160g water

C
180g melted butter

D
250g flour
2 tsp double action baking powder
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate (i use 1/2tsp)
1 tsp cinnamon powder ( i use 1/4 tsp)

E
100g chooped walnuts

F
some chopped walnuts for garnishing
(some icing sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder)

To do:
  • Whisk A until creamy. Place B into blender and blend it until fine. Add it into A and blend well.
  • Add in melted butter (C), mix well. Add in sifted D and mixed until well combined.
  • Add in E and mixed till well-blended.
  • Pour into greased and floured baking moulds (i use 5 silicone cupcake mould(size of 3.5"x2") and 1 round foil mould (size of 5")
  • Sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top. ( i omitted this)
  • Steam for 25 minutes. Let cool, then Serve~

~This is the 5" round foil California Prune Cake. I thought it is a bit plain so i use a hello kitty stencil to decorate the cake. This is how i do the decorating.

  • Do this decoration when the cake is cold or else the decoration will melted. Turn the cake around, use the bottom of the cake to decoarate. First sift some cocoa powder (unsweetened) on the cake.
  • Place stencil on the cake (be careful not to move to much or the sifted cocoa powder will smear on the stencil)
  • Sifted the icing sugar a generous amount of icing sugar onto the stencil.
  • Carefully use a tooth pick/satay stick, pick one side of the stencil up so you can hold the stencil with you hand. Then pick the whole stencil up right with your hands. Its DONE..nice and pretty.
~用了 'Hello Kitty模板' 做了个hello kitty的可爱小脸在蛋糕上. 这个小装饰蛮简单的.
  • 先让蛋糕冷却. 用蛋糕底部. 
  • 先筛上一层薄薄的无甜可可粉.
  • 把 'hello kitty模板' 放在蛋糕上.
  • 再筛上一层厚厚的糖粉在 'hello kitty模板' 上.
  • 用一支小牙签把'模板'的一角挑起,让手可以拿着'模板'的一角. 在小心的把整片'模板'向上拿起. 就完成了!! \(^o^)/



44 comments:

  1. i love your hello kitty deco, so cute!

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  2. The prune cake looks moist and delicious... cute decor :)

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    1. Mich,
      Thanks for complimente!
      Yea, It is moist and the walnuts gives the extra crunch.

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  3. Im not a fan for prunes, but this prune cake do look so tempting.. and with the hello kitty stencil, cute:)

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    1. Charmaine,
      Thanks. Do try with other dried fruits . It will taste nice too!

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  4. 用了 hello kitty来装饰,使蛋糕加分不少哦。。
    很漂亮呢。。。

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    1. Sally,
      谢谢!
      还加分呢!

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  5. Hi mui mui
    I have never made cakes with prunes before....it sure look moist and sure to be yummy too. I loves steam cakes. Got to try this one day and it is so cute when you made the hello kitty stencil on the cake. Girls would loves this....but what about boys?

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    1. Thanks Mel:)
      This steam cake is really nice. If you like steam cake, do try it.
      Yes, girls love kitty! Maybe next time have a change of Ben 10 for boys ...lol

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  6. 看不出蛋糕是蒸的,我还以为是烤的呢 :)
    那个hello kitty脸,真的好可爱!

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    1. Cass,
      这蒸的蛋糕味道很不错!
      我还蛮喜欢,小宝贝们就..so..so.:p

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  7. 原来新鲜的prune是酱的。。。
    紫色的,好漂亮喔!

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    1. Aik,
      是的.
      是我们常常在超市看见的那种梅子呢!

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  8. 蛋糕是蒸的哦我还以为是烤。
    hello kitty好可爱!

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    1. 谢谢你Girl.
      你喜欢hello kitty啊!
      就送给你吧! 也祝你有个愉快的星期天~

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  9. i have this book but yet to try this recipe
    looks delicious :)

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    1. Thanks Alice.
      Yes, this book have quite a few of recipes i am eyeing now..:p

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  10. Very cute hello kitty stencil :)

    I saw this recipe too from Alex Goh's Steamed Cake book, now I am gonna bookmark it after seeing such a pretty cake from you.

    By the way, thanks for your participation in AB #25!

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    1. Hi Miss B,
      Thanks for dropping by my humble blog..:D
      Oh!! you have Alex Goh's book too. Yes, do try it out.

      Hopefully i will be able to send in a few more steam cake recipes for AB #25..^^

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  11. Very cute Hello Kitty prune cake! I love prunes in cakes. I have yet to try steamed cakes!

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  12. too bad, my children does't like prune, so no chance to try out, you belanja i makan, hehehe..

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    1. Sonia,
      No problem!! I belanja with kopi o also can..:p

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  13. That's right, eating prune won't have problem of going to do the No. 2, hahaha! What a clever way to decorate the cake with cute Hello Kitty!

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    1. Jess,
      No 2?? Ooo..get it :p
      The hello kitty, nice hor!!
      I have some more hello kitty to share soon.
      Sshh!!! tell you something..my boys ask me 'mummy, hello kitty again????'..LOL

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  14. can i have one Hello Kitty please? I will help you make coffee :o)

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    1. Stephanie,
      Hello Kitty for you, sure!!
      Must make latte o..:p

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  15. Look so yummy especially with the hello kitty ..

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  16. Your prune cake looks delicious and healthy....would love to try this too!

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  17. 梅子真的对肠胃很有效。
    只是,我家的宝贝不懂的欣赏它的好。

    muimui,
    我的宝贝越来越挑食了,
    搞到我很头大。><

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    1. 娴妹,
      我家大宝贝也不喜欢.只是二和小宝贝喜欢.

      是咯!小朋友大了有自己喜欢吃的选择.
      我们真的会头大..><

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  18. Prune is one of my favourites and I also like to add prune in my bakes. Your steamed prune cake looks so pretty and cute. Love it!

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  19. Love this Cute Hello Kitty prune cake! Lovely soft , fluffy & moist texture! I can imagine the delicious taste of this cake. Never tried steamed cake before. Looks like I still have lots to learn about baking! :)

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  20. oh, i also have this book and too bad dont think i can participate in ab this month. The texture looks great from the picture!

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    1. Lena,
      My girl friend borrow me this steam cake book and
      ask me to learn from the book. After that teach her how to make..:D I am eyeing for the duo colour swiss roll, looks so nice!

      If this moth you can't make it for AB, nevermind. Join the next one then..:D

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  21. Hi mui mui

    I like ur HK stencil.

    I have also bookmarked this cake in Magic Steamed Cake, there are many cakes from this book that I want to try.

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  22. Thanks Angel,
    Yes, I have copy quite a few recipes from the book too:p
    Hopefully will be able to post for AB before month end:D
    Have a nice week ahead!!
    mui..^^

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