a failed yet chewy coffee castella cake ☕️🍰不合格却嚼劲十足的咖啡长崎蛋糕

IMG_6804i have been wanting to bake castella cake for a long time… not that i haven’t baked one before but i wanted a twist to it. so when i saw Mel post this, it made me sit up… i had to bake it soon ✿♥‿♥✿… due to overbeating, i did not get that signature velvety castella look -_-# .. but what i got was a truly chewy and bouncy cake (i guess i developed the gluten in the bread flour)… blessing in disguise (self consolation is no consolation)? 

好长时间没烤长崎蛋糕。。其实心里一直挂念着这口味十足的蛋糕。。( ̄▽+ ̄*)。。等呀等,终于等到一道自己无法抗拒的长崎蛋糕食谱。。咖啡口味儿呀!网友Mel上了帖子后,偶就立马想开炉。。 故蛋糊过于打发,导致面粉起筋,所以蛋糕的卖相已输人一等 。。。简直是。。没有更二,只有最二。。 -_-#。。。 嘿,可庆幸的是,偶因如此,蛋糕却烤得特有嚼性哈!

Recipe adapted and translated from Through the Kitchen Door

Ingredients/食材 (makes a 7″ square pan cake or 21 x 11 x 7.8cm castella mould cake)

IMG_68004 egg whites at room temperature
4 egg yolks at room temperature
130g castor sugar
100g bread flour, sifted
2 tbsp honey
1 ½ tsp instant coffee, diluted with 2 tbsp hot water  (can used coffee paste or coffee oil)

1 1/2小匙速溶咖啡粉,融化于2大匙热水 (可用咖啡油替代)


IMG_6806– Cut 5mm thick corrugated cardboard to fit 4 sides of 8″ square pan.Wrap tightly in aluminium foil, shiny side facing out. Line 4 sides of cake pan with cardboard. Cut parchment paper to fit bottom of 7″ square pan. Grease lightly with vegetable oil. Place paper in cake pan, oiled side up

– Preheat oven to 160°C

– Dilute the instant coffee with the hot water, then add in the 2 tbsp honey, stir all well to combined.  Set aside

– Whisk egg whites till bubbles are very small. Gradually add castor sugar whilst still whisking. Continue to whisk till firm (not stiff) peak stage, reducing speed towards the end to remove big air bubbles and prevent over whisking

– Add yolks to whisked egg white in 4 batches. Whisk on low speed till evenly mixed after each addition

– Add in the honey mixture. Repeat whisking as before

– Sift half of bread flour into batter. Mix with whisk till almost even. Sift remaining flour. Mix till just even

– Scrape down and fold with spatula, banging bowl against worktop from time to time, till everything is just evenly mixed. Let batter rest 10 seconds or so midway, then bang bowl against worktop

– Pour batter into lined cake pan, slowly and from about 30 cm high so that air bubbles burst as they flow out of bowl. Tap pan against worktop 3-4 times. Place in bigger cake pan prepared earlier. Bake in bottom of oven till cake is brown, about 45 minutes

– Remove pans from oven. Remove cardboard and outer pan. Drop smaller cake pan from about 30 cm high, 2-3 times. Wait a few moments till top of cake starts to wrinkle slightly. Invert pan onto wooden chopping board. Wait till top of cake is flat and smooth, about 30 seconds. Re-invert pan. Leave on wire rack till cool. Unmould, trim edges, cut and serve

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

IMG_6805 – i modified the recipe to bake my cake in a castella mould and baked for 53 mins ~ i used 5 egg white, 5 egg yolk, 140g sugar, 125g bread flour, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp Starbucks VIA coffee powder diluted in 2.5 tbsp hot water
我在食谱用量上稍做调整~ 用了5颗蛋白,5颗蛋黄,140克白糖,125克面包粉,2大匙蜂蜜,2小匙星巴克VIA咖啡粉(融化于2 1/2 大匙热水),用了长崎蛋糕模具烤了53分钟

– i mixed some cocoa powder with hot water, blended some cake batter into it, and then painted on the cake before putting it to bake


IMG_6802my hands were somewhat shaky this morning as i attempted the writing… hum…
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Pollution index: 173 (unhealthy)

Categories: Cakes

11 replies

  1. 偶有一次做相思的时候,也把面糊搅拌过度,起筋性了,可是却出乎意料朋友很喜欢,也是说有嚼劲

  2. 我来吃蛋糕啦!

  3. 蛋糕看来还是不错地。绘画那有差呀,还是很棒哪! 蛋糕来一片!

  4. Amigossssshhhhhhh!!!! That was absolute beautiful texture. And I really like the print on the cake…Coffee Tea Me. I just finished last piece yesterday evening….wish I could have more for tea break now. So pleased you have tried the coffee flavour as I did enjoyed it myself too.

  5. 还好, 还好。。。还嚼劲十足的, 证明蛋糕还不错!

  6. 没关系,青菜萝卜,各有所爱。你的蛋糕还是有人爱滴,哈哈~

  7. I wouldnt say it’s a failure, in fact it looks really fluffy and good to me! Love it!

  8. 我还不敢挑战涅,你先请我吃har

  9. 长崎蛋糕。。。。。。
    免得浪费材料 XD

  10. Hi hi , may I know how to do a cake batter? What ingredients is needed ?

    • Hi Adeline, the cake batter is the batter of this cake itself. After preparing the above, just scoop a bit of it and mix with the cocoa solution, put inside piping cone, and paint before putting cake to bake

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