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Friday, January 11, 2013

PASSION FRUIT CHOC CHIPS SOUFFLE CAKE [OGURA CAKE]

This bake was inspired by Min's blog [see link] but I used chocolate rice instead of chocolate chips [I suppose either one is alright].  A lovely cake which is worth baking for family and friends.  

Ingredients 
40 gm cake flour  - sifted - set aside 
15 gm sugar [I used 1 1/2 tbsp] - passion fruit juice is quite sour
1/4 tsp salt
3 egg yolks [large eggs]
1/2 egg (about 30g) [I used a small egg]

35 ml vegetable oil [I  used 2 1/4 tbsp]
50 ml passion fruit juice
1 tsp passion fruit seeds
some chocolate rice or chocolate chips

3 egg white [large eggs]
55 gm sugar [used 3 tbsp]
1/4 tsp cream of tartar


  1. Line base of a 7" square tin with grease proof paper and lightly greased the sides and sprinkle sparsely some flour.   Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.  Before preheating oven, place a baking tray with baking rack on top on lower shelf.  Then pour about 1 1/2 cups water onto baking tray [for steam-baking].
  2. Egg Yolk Mixture - In a mixing bowl, sift in flour and add in sugar and salt.  Make a well in the centre and pour in egg yolks [with the extra 1/2 egg], oil and passion fruit juice.  Fix mixer with a paddle hook and whisk until mixture is creamy [scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl halfway through mixing to make sure that the ingredients are well combined].   Add in the passion fruit seeds.  Set aside.
  3. Egg White - Using a clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy, then add in cream of tartar.  Continue to whisk until slightly foamy, add in sugar in 3 batches and whisk on medium high speed until soft to stiff peaks formed.
  4. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture until combined.   Then fold in the rest of the meringue lightly [lift from bottom to top with a spatula] in two portions until well combined.  Stir in chocolate rice/chocolate chips.
  5. Pour  batter into prepared cake tin.   Smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Place baking tin on baking rack with the water bath and steam-bake cake in the preheated oven at 150 degrees C for 60 - 70 minutes [this way, the cake bottom will dry to touch].
  7. Remove cake from oven and invert the cake to cool on wire rack for 10-15 minutes before removing cake from baking tin.
  8. Slice cake when completely cool [this cake can be chilled and served directly from the refrigerator].


Interested to know more about Passion Fruit, please visit the FUSS FREE chef. 
 Esther has shared a beautiful article with photographs about this lovely fruit.

10 comments:

Delphine said...

Hi Kimmy,
Thank you so much, you have posted this recipe, I can see you have made such a nice & soft cake & you can also dislodge the side so nicely, good work, so I can either use superfine or cake flour. I like your tall cake pan, normally we see from hardware shop not as tall as yours. Very good cake, TQ.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this is a nice one! Kids will sure love this cake :)

kimmy said...

Hi Delphine, I got this hand-made baking tin from the confectionary store [store selling all baking items and ingredients]. It's light and heat penetrates well. I prefer square tin to round cos' less wastage when you want to cut rectangular cake slices.

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes kids like it but my 'man of the house' doesn't like when I add the passion fruit seeds.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

never try a souffle cake before, must find one day to try out.

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Kimmy, passionfruit and chocolate - yum! nice combination, the passionfruit will lighten the heaviness of the chocolate. Thanks for linking my post with yours. :)

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, I discovered that souffle cake is actually similar to Xiang Si and Ogura cake. Do try and let me know if it is the same. Tq.

kimmy said...

Hi Esther, thanks for letting me share your very informative article on Passion fruits. Hope readers will get to know the fruit better.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Hey, that's a nice looking piece of cake. Like Sonia I've never tried my hands at baking a souffle cake, must try!

kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, give it a go. You will love it. My neighbour tried it for the first time and it turn out well. She is going to try other flavours.

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