Monday, September 2, 2013

Japanese Strawberry Shortcake (日本草莓蛋糕)

草莓蛋糕在日本是一个非常受欢迎的圣诞或生日蛋糕。不过,那天做这蛋糕纯粹好玩!
我很喜欢装饰蛋糕,对我来说它就像一门艺术. 需要想象力和创意。
但我偏偏缺乏艺术细胞,也不擅长裱花。
只好找了这个不用裱花,但又可以搞点小装饰蛋糕来开刀。

Japanese strawberry shortcake is a traditional & favourite cake served during Christmas or birthday in Japan. But that day I made this cake is just for fun!
To Me, decorating cake is an art which require imagination and creativity. I'm not good in art and also poor in piping skill :)

Japanese strawberry shortcake sounds easy to decorate and no piping required. Perhaps, good for me to get started!!!
Thank you Sonia's for sharing. 
Japanese Strawberry Shortcake 日式草莓蛋糕
(recipe source: inspired and adapted from Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes a 6” round removable bottom cake pan

 Sponge cake
2 eggs 
60g caster sugar
60g Top flour or cake flour
20g melted unsalted butter

 Syrup
10ml hot water
1/2tbsp sugar
1/2tsp rum or  vanilla extract

Cream
150g whipping cream 
1tbsp caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract

125g fresh strawberries  (half-chopped, half- for decorating on top)

 Method
  1. Add eggs in a mixing bowl, use a hand whisk, lightly stir well the eggs.
  2. Add in sugar, lightly mix well with eggs.
  3. Bring the mixing bowl over a pot of hot simmering water, use the hand whisk, continue to stir till sugar dissolved and until the mixture pleasant to touch.
  4. Remove the mixing bowl, immediately use an electric handheld mixer to beat the mixture until pale to white or ribbon stage (my mixer- 10mins at speed 3, 5mins at speed 1 (to eliminate large bubbles). In fact, you can beat it even longer than 15mins, to have better result).
  5. Sift in flour in 3 stages, cut through the mixture with a wire whisk after each addition.
  6. Sprinkle the cooled melted butter over the batter and fold in using a spatula.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan, towards the end, pour batter to one side of the pan (to minimize cake from developing a dome).
  8. Lift the tin and drop it gently onto the table top twice to eliminate air bubbles.
  9. Bake the cake at pre-heated oven at 170C for 25mins to 30mins (place at middle rack)
  10. While cake is baking, now prepare the syrup, dissolved sugar with hot water, add rum and mix well. Set aside.
  11. Add sugar, whipping cream and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Place the bowl over another bowl that filled with ice water, beat whipping cream till soft peak. Store in the fridge before decorating the cake.
  12. Once cake is done, cool it upside down onto a cooling wire rack. Once cake is cooled, slice the cake half.
  13. Brush sugar syrup on the first layer, then spread a layer cream on top, sprinkle chopped strawberries.
  14. Brush another layer with sugar syrup, then place it on top of the first layer, spread the remaining cream, then decorate with strawberries on top.
  15. Chill the cake before serve.



Have a Sweet day !

34 comments:

  1. 哈。。。我也不会裱花,常常看到大家的装饰蛋糕都超羡慕的!
    我家小朋友很喜爱这款蛋糕耶^^

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    1. 晓,没关系大家一起学习!^_^

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  2. 这样的蛋糕很好吃, 有时简单的装饰也是很美的!
    我也是只会简单的装饰, 嘻嘻!

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    1. 也对,简单就是美,一切从简单开始。^_^
      May, 你的装饰很有创意,时常带给人惊喜,要多多向你学习,哈哈!

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  3. Strawberry shortcake is my all time favourite cake. I frequently make this cake when strawberries are on offer and cheap.

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    1. Yes, it's worth to buy when there is an offer and they are lovely for decoration. This also remind me your strawberries Santa claus :)

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  4. 蛋糕小小一个超可爱的:)

    话说我也很羡慕大家能把装饰蛋糕做得美美的

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  5. 我对那挤花也蒙查查,所以只会取巧,绕道而行,嘻嘻!

    这个草莓蛋糕我要一块,加两粒大草莓哦!

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    1. Eileen, 你装饰生日蛋糕的技巧,是我学习的目标呀!太棒了!呵呵!

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  6. Esther, your cake looks very pretty and cute!

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    1. Phong Hong, this 6” shortcake is just nice for a small family like me :)

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  7. 简单的装饰,其实也是一种美!我要一片蛋糕加一粒大草莓。。:)

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    1. Karen, 谢谢你。马上为你献上大草莓的蛋糕一片,嘻嘻!

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  8. 其实简简单单才是最漂亮!

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    1. Tracy, 我喜欢简单,只是有时也想向高难度挑战一下,让自己可以更进一步,嘻嘻!大家一起加油吧!

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  9. 我最近看到很多澳洲草莓,本来也想买来做蛋糕,就是怕它会酸,所以没买。
    现在看到你做的这样美,我手又有一点痒痒了 :D

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    1. Ann, 我反而喜欢有带点酸的草莓,因为它可以中和奶油蛋糕的甜。 :)

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  10. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    So beautiful and yummy :)

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  11. 蛋糕好吃最重要,来一块可以吗?

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    1. Jessie,没问题。咖啡配蛋糕ok? :)

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  12. 拿我的cheese stick和你交换一块蛋糕,行吗?那个草莓在诱惑我。。。

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    1. 好呀,用有樱花的cheese stick 来交换,我赚到了,嘻嘻!

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  13. 不用太夸张的设计,简单就是没。好味就可以啦。

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    1. 小小简单的装饰,有时就可以使蛋糕脱胎换骨,对吧?

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  14. Very fresh and pretty! I love the texture of the cake.

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    1. Thank you, Angie.
      A slice specially for you :)

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  15. Hi Esther,

    I love strawberries and cream! - Yum!

    You are too modest saying that you are poor in piping skill... nevertheless, I like the way you make this cake. Nice and fuss free!

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, I really not good in piping, still need more practice.
      Hopefully next time I can make a nice decoration birthday for my family or friends :)

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  16. Thanks for the shout out! yes, love this gorgeous cake and just simple decoration already look so beautiful!

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    1. Sonia, thank you very much and appreciate your sharing :)

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  17. hi,this is a lovely cake,let me tel u ,i am now your copy cat
    haha,will soon make cake for my girl birhtday tis week,our
    famili all time favourite,,thanks for sharing,,nigela--sg

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    1. Hi Nigela, thank you for your comment. Hope that your families will be like this cake and happy birthday in advance to the birthday girl ;)

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