"I love Mom" ( "Con Yêu Mẹ" ) Green Tea Cake
Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:35:45 PM
This is for you, Mom....
Lyly flowers. Not exactly the same color and shape though. I make it purple (my favorite color). In order for the flower to look like the real one, it should be white. Moreover, I should have had some artificial stuffs to put in the center of the flower (I saw my teacher used them in class).... but I didn't have any at home
"Con yêu Mẹ" = "I love you, Mom"
New technique to decorate cake side. I used Orange Jam (in orange color). And below is the recipe ....
Green Tea Cake Batter:
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup sugar, divided into 1/4 and 3/4
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon matcha powder
2 tablespoons milk
1. Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350F or 180C
2. For the cake batter, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir well to mix.
3. Put the cream and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk by hand until thickened and stiff. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk in the flour mixture in 3 separate additions, whisking smooth after each addition. Whisk the matcha powder and milk by hand until dissolve, then pour into the batter and mix until combine
4. Divide the batter between the 2 prepared pans and smooth the tops. Bake the layers until they are well risen, deep golden, and firm int he center when pressed with a fingertip, 30 to 35 minutes.
5. Cool the layers in the pans on rack for 5 minutes, unmold them, and cool them right side up on the racks
6. While the layers are baking, whip topping cream (heavy cream) and sugar up to taste and until stiff peak form. Then divide the cream into parts and mix in some food color to decorate.
8. Assemble: Spread the heavy whipped cream over the top of 1 cake layer. Then, place the other layer on top an spread the rest of the cream to cover the whole surface and edge of the cake. Decorate....
Here are my happy mom and sister. They love the cake...they really do
It's not until a special occasion that you can make a cake for your mother. It can be any day, any time, as long as you sincerely want to express your love for her.