Thursday, August 5, 2010

Guava Chiffon Cake

I have tried this Hawaiian cake recipe from here. Next time I will add more oil, to make it more softer.

Guava Chiffon Cake

Bullet Batter:
2-3/4 cups cake flour
2/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup salad oil
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup guava juice concentrate, thawed, undiluted
5 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-3 drops red food coloring

Bullet Meringue:
7 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease the bottom of an 11-by-13-inch pan.

To make batter, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Make a well in the center; add oil, water, guava juice, egg yolks and vanilla. Beat with a spoon until mixture is smooth. Add food coloring. Set aside.

To make meringue, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar until stiff.

Gently fold batter into meringue until barely mixed. Pour into pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and invert on a rack to cool completely.

Remove from pan gently. Cake may be cut in half lengthwise and frosted as two layers, using the filling and frosting below.

Guava Chiffon Frosting

4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup guava juice concentrate, thawed, undiluted
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg yolks and sugar until lemon-colored; add guava juice, place in saucepan and cook over low-to-medium heat until thick, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and chill.

Whip cream and vanilla, then fold into guava mixture. Frost sides of cake; cover top with guava topping. Makes enough to frost one cake. If layering an 11-by-13-inch cake, double this recipe.

Guava Topping

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Pinch salt
12-ounce can guava juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 slightly beaten egg yolk
1 tablespoon butter
Mix cornstarch with water to dissolve all lumps. Add salt, guava and lemon juices and egg yolk. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add butter. Spread when slightly cooled but still warm.


SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Beautiful roses and wonderful recipe.Keep rocking!

Everything4sweets said...

Savitha, Thank you for your nice comment :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful cake! And the chiffon is perfectly baked.

Everything4sweets said...

Angie,Thank you for your kind comment :)

DG said...

Interesting flavour of chiffon. Chiffon colour & texture looks good.

Everything4sweets said...

Thank you DG :) , but I need to add more oil to make it more soft and moist.