What is the cake that I'm thinking of?
I’m not typically one for sweets, but I went to a chinese wedding recently and had the best cake EVER! Not the typical wedding cake...
It was light, not too sweet, and it basically tasted like sponge cake with fruit, light cream AND a layer of phyllo??? Does this sound familiar at all?!
It was amazing. I am wondering if anyone knows what this cake is called and if there's a recipe out there for it!
not that this info will be overly helpful, but we used to order a cake that sounds a lot like this for one of my co-worker's birthdays (she was chinese). The bakery we ordered it from called it a "peach" cake.... but it was like you describe... sponge cake (baked, not steamed), mixed fruit (tending towards tropical), with a thick glaze (almost a gel) on the fruit, and whip cream. I don't recall a layer of phyllo... but it has been a few years. It is very light (tasting), fluffy and sweet.... good luck hunting.
Does anyone know of a recipe (tried and tested!) that could make this type of cake? I was planning on trying ci's foolproof sponge cake for starters and then maybe try out chiffons or genoises.
I notice that many sponge cakes end up with large holes. Is that expected of a sponge cake or is that the result of poor technique? The Chinese bakeries usually have a light, tight crumbed cake. The texture actually reminds of a cake mix, which I hope its not!
Was it a single cake or where there several small cakes? It could have been a Dragon & Phoenix cake that is tradition for Chinese families. The cake or cakes are presented to the brides family by the groom. The higher ranking the family member, and the importance of the relationship determines the quality of the cake.
Some of the fillings that are common are lotus seed paste, red bean paste and/or green bean paste.