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Chocolate Ogura Cake and The Best Frosting


Another practice session for my baby’s birthday next month! To make layered caked, why would anyone choose anything other than Ogura/Cotton cakes? It is cottony soft, moist, very fine and tastes great in all sorts of flavours. It is so versatile too! I cannot imagine a better chocolate cake! My only complain is that i couldn’t find a round pan that is of the right size. Maybe it’s just me, but i think round cakes looks best when frosted! Talking about frosting, this is prolly the best frosting i’ve had. It is my trusted recipe. I have tried other recipes but this one still takes the cake!

Cake recipe adapted from, Frosting recipe from

Ingredients: For 7″ square pan or 8″ round

  1. 1 whole large egg (60g without shell)
  2. 5 egg yolks
  3. 90g milk
  4. 60g corn oil
  5. 100g cake flour
  6. 15g cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 5 egg whites
  9. 100g caster sugar
  10. 1/2 tsp cream of tartar


  1. Whisk whole egg, egg yolks. Add in milk and oil, mix well.
  2. Sift cake flour, salt and cocoa powder into the mixture in 3 batches. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk egg whites until foamy. Add in cream of tartar.
  4. Add in sugar, spoonful by spoonful into egg whites. Whisk until glossy firm peaks form.
  5. Fold meringue into yolk batter in 3 batches.Fully incorporate the mixture before adding more.
  6. Line the bottom of the cake pan, do not grease the sides.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 155deg, in a water bath, for about 65-70mins.
  8. Remove from the oven. Cool slightly and run knife around the sides. Invert onto a wire rack and remove paper. Cool completely and place in the fridge before frosting.

For frosting:

  1. Whisk 5tbsp of plain flour with 1 cup milk. Heat on medium heat and whisk. Remove from fire when mixture becomes thick. Let it cool, mixture will be very very thick.
  2. Beat 1 cup (227g) of softened butter until pale. Add in 1/4-1/2 cup of caster sugar. Beat well and add in vanilla and cooked milk+flour gradually. Beat until it resembles whipped cream.


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