Tuesday, July 16, 2013


My nephew bought a bottle of Korean citron honey tea that comes  with whole limes and syrup.  I used it to bake this cottony cake.  See how it looks.  Nice yellow colour, soft, cottony and spongy with bits of preserved lime.  The sweetness is just nice and cake has the .... taste of the honey tea.  NICE.  
Ingredients for Egg Yolk Mixture
[using 8" or 9" square tin]
75 gm superfine flour - sifted
5 egg yolks
1 whole egg
45 ml corn oil
2 preserved citron honey tea limes - seeds removed and chopped small pieces
2 tbsp citron honey tea syrup mix with 60 ml water
  1. Place the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and make well in the centre.  Add in eggs, corn oil and honey tea and lime mixture.  Using a paddle hook, beat ingredients until creamy and well combined.   Set aside. 
  2. Pour 1 and 1/2 cups water into baking tray, place baking rack on the tray and  preheat oven at 160 degrees C for 10 minutes.
Ingredients for Egg White Mixture
5 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
60 gm castor sugar 
  1. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg white until frothy, add in cream of tartar and whisk until  slightly foamy.  Add in sugar in 3 batches.  Whisk until soft to stiff peaks formed.
  2. Using a spatula, fold in 1/2 of the meringue into egg yolk mixture.  Lift and fold until well combined, then add to rest of meringue.  Fold again until well mix.
  3. Pour batter into a 9" square tin [line base with baking paper at the bottom only]. 
  4. Smooth the surface with a spatula or just lightly shake the baking pan [the batter will spread out evenly].
  5. Steam bake in oven at 160 degrees C for 10 minutes, lower heat to 150 degrees C and bake for a further 55-60 minutes.  
  6. Invert the cake after baking on a wire rack and let it cool slightly [about 5 minutes] before removing the pan and baking paper [there maybe some vapour on the baking paper].
  7. Cool cake completely before slicing to serve or refrigerate before slicing to serve later.


Alice said...

hi Kimmy, where to get preserved citron honey tea limes?
your cake makes me drooling, I love honey citron tea :)

ann low said...

I love citron honey tea and this cake looks pretty and delicious! yummm...

PH said...

Kimmy, I am sure this one has a lovely taste! I have seen this Citron tea at supermarket but have yet to try it.

Kimmy said...

Hi Alice, I supposed to you get it at the Korean Food section of any supermarkets. I understand this is good for sore throat and indigestion.

Kimmy said...

Hi Ann, yes a different flavour for a change.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, if you like a more intense taste and flavour, add more limes.

QembarDelites said...

Hi Kimmy, I really envy your success with your cottony cakes, I am still trying to bake perfect ones like yours!

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, I learned not to expect that the cake is perfect. This way I can make a better cake batter, hehehe! You sure can bake a satisfactory cake.

lena said...

you are the queen of cottony cakes :D

Kimmy said...

Hi Lena, thanks for the I really that good? I simply love to try various flavours.

can_you_please said...

Hi! I would really like to try this, but what should I do if I don't have the preserved honey tea lime? Can u suggest a substitute? Thanks so much :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Can You Please, I don't know what can be used to substitute the honey lime. Perhaps, you can try other flavours like orange or lemon.