It is our anniversary and my sweet baby requested for this cake! It is very appropriate as i read that it is usually eaten on Valentine’s Day. What better cake to bake for my love on this special occasion? I’ve learnt so much from baking this cake, and the most important thing that i’ve learnt is that when i am in love, i am empowered to learn anything that i want for the man of my dreams! ❤
He loves loves loves this cake and i am so surprised that i loved the cake too as i don’t have a sweet tooth and don’t care for cakes. This is easily the best cake that i’ve ever eaten! It has immediately jumped through the ranks and is now my favourite cake! Ben is full of praises on how soft and moist the cake is and how smooth and tasty the frosting is. Seeing him so happy totally made all the hard work worth it! Anything for a smile on his face! I had so much fun learning, i am excited for his next request! ❤
Cake recipe adapted from jeannietay.
- 80g plain flour
- 10g cocoa powder
- 12g corn flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 70g corn oil
- 100g milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 3/4 tbsp red colouring (according to preference)
- 6 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 100g caster sugar
- Gently grease a 8 inch cake pan and line the bottom.
- Sift corn flour, cocoa, flour, salt and baking soda together.
- Whisk oil, milk, yolk, vinegar, red colouring and vanilla together.
- Add sifted mixture into yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Whisk egg whites in a mixer until frothy. Add in cream of tartar.
- Add in sugar to whites, spoonful by spoonful and mix until glossy firm peaks.
- Gently fold meringue into red mixture, 1/3 at a time.
- Pour into cake pan from a height to pop air bubbles.
- Bake in a water bath, in a preheated oven at 150 deg for about 70-80mins. My oven took 75mins.
- Remove from oven, let it cool for a few minutes. When cake has pulled away from the sides of the pan, invert onto a wire rack.
- Return the cake to the oven and let it “dry” in the oven using the residual heat of the oven, until cooled.
- 250g cream cheese, softened
- 120g butter, softened
- About 1 cup icing sugar (to taste)
- Beat cheese and butter until combined.
- Sift in icing sugar in small amounts and fold with a spatula. Adjust sugar according to preference.