March 30, 2012

Bake Along #21 : Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips

When I first saw this post , I was thinking " Man, this is gonna be one of the normal butter cake with addition of strawberry and white chocolate chips " . So now the true story is " never judge a book by its cover " really applies . LOL... This is indeed a very tasty cake .
While baking this cake in the oven , mom was snoring on her lazy chair . Then I was thinking , this smell should wake her up in no time. That's when I heard mom mumbling about me baking cake at wee hours and disturbing her sleep . Heehee .....
I am not a fan of square pan as I always prefer round baking pan. I have baked my cake in this 8" round pan instead of 8" square pan . It turn out to be prefect and pretty . This is definitely a keeper . Mom can't wait till the next day to taste it . She " drown " 1 slice of this pretty cake before continuing with her snoring ... She is really comfy sleeping on her lazy chair ya know ...... Makes me really wanna dump all things aside and go to sleep. Well , I still manage to stay up and snap a few photos of this deliciously yummy cake .


FRESH STRAWBERRY CAKE with WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS  
( from Cake Keepers Cakes by Lauren Chattman)
Ingredients 
1 large  Egg
1 large  Egg yolk
1/2cup  Sour cream ( I use yoghurt )
1/2tsp   Lemon zest
2 tsp     Pure vanilla extract
187gm  Unbleached all purpose flour ( I prefer cake flour so I substitute with cake flour )
1 1/2tsp  Baking powder
3/4tsp   Baking soda
1/4tsp   Salt
85gm    Unsalted butter, softened
100g    Sugar ( original recipes calls for 1cup )
8 oz     Strawberry , stemmed and sliced
1cup    White chocolate chips or chunks ( I used white chocolate buttons )

Method 
1.Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease an 8" square/round baking pan and dust with flour, knocking out any extra. Combine the egg, egg yolk, sour cream/yoghurt, lemon zest and vanilla in a large glass and lightly beat. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium high speed until flufy, abt 3mins, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
3.With the mixer on low speed, pour the egg mixture into the bowl in a slow stream, stopping the mixer once or twice to scrape down the bowl.
4.Put the mixer on low speed and add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. After the last addition, mix for 30 secs on medium speed.
5.Combine the strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup of flour in a bowl and toss to coat the strawberries evenly. Fold the flour coated strawberries and the white chocolate chips into the batter.
6.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes till the cake turns golden and a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool in pan for 5 mins, invert cake and turn right side up on a rack to cool completely. Cut into 9 squares and serve.


Enjoy your cake with a cup of hot tea !!!!




                                                               
I am joining Bake Along No. 21 which is organise by Frozen Wings , Kitchen Flavours and Bake for Happy Kids. Enjoy !

18 comments:

  1. Love your cake decorating skills! Yup, square pans are boring, hence my oval pan to the rescue!

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    1. Hi Emily , tq so much. Same here I always love round and oval pan ... LOL

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  2. Hi Abby,
    Your cake looks very pretty! Seems like everyone like this cake, really moist and soft! And I like your mom! She is one sporting lady! Thank you for baking along with us! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Hi Joyce , I am glad that I'm able to join you guys this round . LOL... As usual I am always the last to post tho... LOL

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  3. really pity your mum that she always got awakened by the smells from your baking! LOL!! but seeing such pretty cakes, how can she resist? beautiful presentation as always!!

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    1. tq babe.... I remember mom was telling one my aunt this " you dun need to buy cakes or any food over to our place when u come visiting. We will prepare food for u instead"... Wah , macam betul je.. LOL

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  4. hi Abby, your cake slice looks like a princess sitting on her throne, it has class!
    it's not long before i ate this yummy cake and now looking at your pics, i begin to miss it! :p

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    1. Hi ALice, tq so much ... You guys always makes me proud in a way ... LOL

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  5. Hi Abby,

    I still remember your lemon poppy seed cake gone before you can take some pics of it...LOL! Good that you have taken the photo of this cake before going to sleep...Otherwise, it will all gone the next morning :p

    Zoe

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    1. Hey Host , whats cooking ? LOL.... I agree with u ... this time no matter how tired also I must tahan. I make sure I took all the pic before going to bed... Heehee

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  6. I live baking in the evenings too after dinner and no one disturbing me...that is why most of my photos are taken during the night too. Your cake looks really pretty and moist and clever of you to reduce the sugar by more than half! Mine turned out too sweet!

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    1. Hi Jeannie , tq for dropping by. It has been my habit to reduce the sugar for more than half for most of the baking recipe . Heehee ...

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