So the birthday post continues…
(Please check the previous post so you could relate with the rest of the story.) 😀
In the Philippines, we have Burger Steak meal from Jollibee and it is served with rice, mashed potato with toasted garlic and sunny side up eggs. When I posted this on my Instagram account, I, again, drooled over them. (Shhhhh – My followers should be the ones drooling over them!!) I decided to give myself some little stuff (again!) and bought these potato masher, gravy boat and egg ring just for this birthday dinner of mine.
Burger Steak for my birthday? Check.
My brother was kind enough to bring me two bottles of Ube Jam, so I thought of making something else out of it aside from eating it or using it on bread. That’s why Mocha Cake was set aside. I so love my version of Mocha Cake, but I also love Ube Cake… and for a change. 😉
(What is Ube? Dioscorea alata, known as purple yam and many other names, is a species of yam, a tuberous root vegetable, that is bright lavender in color. – Wiki)
Not bad for a change, eh? But I got my migraine worst after I took a bite – well, because heavy cream + cream cheese is a pain in the head. 😀
So let’s go on…
Along with the little stuffs I got for the reason that it’s my birthday (it’s a valid reason, right?), I also received this beautiful cake from two of my friends – Pretty, huh? And they think that I am a chef? That’s so flattering. 😀
…the books I got for myself –
– the top left book, btw, is a gift from one of my favorite people in the world – she is such a supporter of mine. 😀
That’s a necklace chain, btw. 😀 ❤
…and the very last one – you remember the card from Jodi? Well, she was so kind and very sweet to send it to me last month. ❤ (Thanks again, Jodi!)
Today, I share you the happiness and the love.
And as promised, here is the recipe of the Ube Cake that makes me feel The Chef Princess. 😉
For the Cake:
- 2¼ cups cake flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 7 egg yolks
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup ube jam
- 7 egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
For Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 8oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 9-inch round baking pans and one loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease and set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients for the cake (flour, baking powder, 3/4 cup sugar and salt). Mix well.
- In another bowl or jug, mix egg yolks, oil, milk and ube jam. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix using a rubber spatula or a hand held mixer, making sure not to over beat and to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.
- In another bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until frothy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks. Gently fold this mixture to the earlier mixture in three portions until no white streaks remain.
- Divide the cake batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and leave in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before filling and frosting.
For the Frosting:
Make sure your beaters, bowl and heavy cream are very cold.
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- In another large bowl, add in heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks (about 10 minutes).
- Carefully fold cream cheese into the whipped cream and beat for high speed until well combined (about 5 seconds).
- Remove the cake from the loaf pan and crumble the cake using your clean hands or food processor. Set aside.
- In your work board, place one round cake. Divide the frosting into 3 portions and spread the first portion on top of the cake.
- Place the second round cake on top of the frosted cake. Spread the second portion on top and sides of the cake.
- Carefully stick the crumbs of cake on top and sides of the frosted cake.
- Using the remaining third portion of the whipped cream, pipe it on top and/or on sides (bottom) of the cake.
Recipe from Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner.
I hope you enjoy my birthday treat. Enjoy the party.
Thank you to the ever kind, Angie, and to our co-hosts.
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PS: Dear Sue, I know you asked for the burger steak recipe. I will be posting an updated one soon. 😉 Thanks for asking. ❤