Calamansi Souffle Cake

This Asian inspired cake is super light and melt in your mouth, it is easy to make and require just a few ingredients. The citrus flavor from calamansi gives this cake a very unique touch.

I got this dwarf calamansi tree a while ago and since then it has been given us loads and loads of little citrus fruits which according to Wikipedia it is a hybrid between mandarin orange and kumquat. . In spite of the seeds in it I love how easy is to squeeze the fragrant juice out of it. Often I add to water or use as a lemon in salad and cooking, in another words, anywhere you use lemon I sometimes substitute for calamansi.

Now you can see how the idea of making calamansi cake was born…the recipe is based on Orange Lemon Sponge Cake  from Jeannetay’s Blog, which by the way has amazing recipes for cake and bread.

Oh! Before I forget, the batter is baked in a water bath (bain-marie), therefore the light and moist texture of the cake resembling cotton…so plan and make sure you have all the necessary tools ready.

Since I love everything mini I used 2 mini angel food cake pans and one 4” round pan.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 45 g cake flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 25 canola oil
  • 35 g calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 40 g sugar (10 g + 30 g)

Method:

Sift flour and salt together and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl whisk the egg yolk together with the sugar (10g), oil until creamy and the yolk turns light yellow.  Add the calamansi juice and whisk well.  Add the sifted mixture of flour and combine well without over mixing. Set aside.

Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until foamy then add cream of tartar, slowly add the remaining 30g of sugar. Whisk until firm peaks form.

Add approximately ⅓ of the egg white meringue to the bowl containing the egg yolk mixture with flour and mix gently until the egg white are totally blend in. Add another ⅓, and fold into the batter. Finally add the last ⅓ portion of the egg white to the cake batter folding gently to not deflate the air in the meringue.

Pour the batter into a prepared 6”pan (round or square, lined with a parchment paper on the bottom) or a 2 mini angel pan (4.5”) plus a round 4” pan.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Remove from the oven and unmold the cake by flipping on a plate or wire rack and let it cool.

If you enjoy this Asian inspired cake recipe, please take a look at Cotton Soft Cheesecake or Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake recipes.

Did you know that calamansi is packed with vitamin C? Like all the other citrus fruit, calamansi contains high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. It is very popular in Phlippines combined with soy sauce and used as marinade or dipping sauce.

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Frangipane Toast

This toast is almost like a dessert for breakfast. The toast is covered with a layer of creamy frangipane and topped with toasted slices of almond.  Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Okay, you might feel that I am cheating…this is a simple version of the Frangipane Rolls. Since we had so much frangipane rolls, I decided to use up the almond cream so it would not go bad. In this recipe I used the same dough, just in different format. I spread a generous layer of almond cream, sprinkled some sliced almond and voila…

Can I tell you a secret? I just learned when writing this post that the past tense of the verb “spread” is “spread”…so interesting as I am see myself always learning English…

Going back to the toasts…after the layer of sliced almond, I had them all packed two by two with the sliced almond facing each other (so it would not “glue” together) and together they went into a freezer bag and freezer. A week later, I just popped them into a 350F directly from the freezer to a preheated toaster oven and baked for about 15 minutes, or until the almonds were golden…just before serving sprinkled powder sugar on it and here we had in front of us an amazing toast. It was absolutely delicious…each bite came with all three layers of light and crunchy almond, creamy and fragrant almond cream, and finally a soft and cottony layer of rich bread.

As you can see, this is a no-recipe post…all the ingredients and methods can be found HERE. I hope you get to try this, as it is much easier and adaptable for our busy life.

Below is what I did…by pictures…

And the toasts are ready for your enjoyment!

 

Did you know that almond is a rich source of B and E vitamins? Some research papers suggest that consumption of almonds consumption can increase blood levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein, good cholesterol) and decrease LDL (low density lipoprotein, bad cholesterol)?

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