HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY!!!
My mummy is my best friend and the most beautiful woman in the world! (I’ll bet your mom is the most beautiful woman in the world to you too… unless well… you think she isn’t) Mummy turns … _____years old this year (I’m not supposed to reveal her age. A woman’s age is her secret. After a certain age of course).
My mum is a SUPERWOMAN!!! REALLY
Last year, I bought my mum a green tea cake from Breadtalk (not the most exquisite and worthy of my mum) and she liked it, but did not love it. “I want a rich, chocolate cake that’s fat free and healthy”, she said. ”HUH?” I replied, astounded. Rich chocolate? Fat free? A rich chocolate cake and fat free, is by the way, an oxymoron in the baking world. I didn’t think about it again until… well… one year later… because its her birthday… again. So, I put on my thinking cap and sifted through my (limited) baking knowledge stored in my brain (where else?)… AND… I SUCCEEDED!!!! I was soooo sooooo soooo sooo happy!
I made the cake (took about 4 hours and 3 failures) but it was totally worth it!
The cake (actual cake part) is a fat free chiffon cake.
The fillings are adzuki bean paste and light chocolate mousse (no cream at all involved)
And the icing/frosting is chocolate (syrup?) that’s low in sugar.
This cake is delicious and very very complex to make (for amateurs/ novices/me). But I think I kind of got the hang of it. Don’t really like sponge cakes. Smelly eggs , Sifting , Perfectly whisked egg whites , Folding Urgghh, baking FINALLY
My favourite part is filling and icing the cake (was too tired to think of how to decorate it).
By the way, the secret ingredient is Adzuki bean paste.
It’s not really a secret