• Prep Time >60 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For People
  • Difficulty Hard
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Recipe Description

This delicious Earthen cake is a perfect addition to any Christmas party table. Fans of the green tea and coffee combo will love this recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Cindy Chan of Baker’s Art KL and was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Basic sponge (x2)
  • 8 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • 100g flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 25g ground almond
  • 50g butter, melted
  • Coffee sponge (x2)
  • 10g instant coffee powder mixed with 10ml hot water
  • Green tea sponge (x2)
  • 5g green tea powder mixed with 8ml hot water
  • Chocolate sponge (x2)
  • 15g cocoa powder mixed with 10ml hot water
  • Vanilla syrup
  • 100g sugar
  • 300g water
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Cream
  • 1kg whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Green tea crumble
  • 80g butter, cold; diced
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 80g ground almond
  • 80g flour
  • colourless glaze

Instructions

    To prepare cake:
  1. Line three 23x33cm (9x13”) rectangular baking trays with greaseproof paper or silicone sheet. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift flour, cornflour and ground almond together. Whisk eggs and sugar until thick, pale and fluffy. Fold in sifted dry ingredients and then add warm melted butter and mix thoroughly but lightly.
  3. Divide the mixture into three portions. Mix one portion with coffee, another with green tea, and the last with chocolate.
  4. Pour the flavoured mixtures into the three separate baking trays, smoothen with spatula and bake for 8 minutes. Unmould and cover with cling film.
  5. Repeat the above process to make a second batch.
  6. To make vanilla syrup:
  7. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water; split the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds. Boil until sugar dissolves. Al-low to cool.
  8. To prepare cream:
  9. Split the vanilla pod and scrape seeds into the cream and whip together until soft peaks form.
  10. To make green tea crumble:
  11. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix all ingredients together on low speed to a grainy (crumbly) texture. Bake at 160°C for 12 minutes.
  12. To assemble:
  13. Using a pastry brush, apply the vanilla syrup on each layer of sponge. Then spread 160g of whipped cream on each sponge layer and stack them up. Freeze for 4 hours.
  14. To finish:
  15. Cut the cake into three 23x11cm (9x4”) rectangles, and give them a 90° turn so that the lines are vertical. Coat both sides of the cake with green tea crumble and brush the top and ends with colourless glaze. Decorate as desired.

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