Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sweet and Sour layer Cake

Only one word to described this cake yumm. I used Haw candies for this cake. The recipe is from here.


330g cream crackers

350g butter/margarine

400g condensed milk

10 large eggs, separated

100g fine granulated sugar

120-180g large Haw Flakes ( Weight of Haw Flakes depends on size of Haw Flakes used and how close they are placed in the cake.)


Prepare a 8-inch cake tin. Lightly grease with butter/margarine.Crush cream crackers until they resemble breadcrumbs.

in the food processor or alternatively, use a large Ziploc bag, close and crush with rolling pin.Beat butter and condensed milk until creamy.

Add egg yolks one at a time and beat until well incorporated.

Beat egg whites and sugar until fluffy ( Egg whites need not be beaten till stiff peaks form.)Add crushed crackers into mixture of Step 3. Mix well.

Fold egg whites into batter.Bring water in a steamer to boil.

Place prepared cake tin into steamer and using a 4 oz ladle, scope batter into tin.

Level batter with a small offset spatula. Top batter with Haw Flakes and steam for 5minutes.Repeat layering of batter and haw flakes, and steaming until all batter is used up. Increase steaming time as the cake becomes thicker.When all batter is finished, steam cake for further 30 minutes.Let cake cool completely before turning it out from the cake tin.

Note:If you are using normal plain crackers (not cream crackers), weight of butter/margarine can be brought up to 400g.


Retno Prihadana said...

Yummy, Ah..so the sour comes from haw flakes!

Everything4sweets said...

Yup,Retno,from haw flakes candy ;)

WokandSpoon said...

Haw flakes! That's another snack from my childhood in Malaysia!! If I remember - they're these thin brown circle-y things. Mmmmm. I've never had them in a cake before!

Everything4sweets said...

Yup,Haw flakes, in front of my school ,the hawker sold this candy,memories :)