Monday, 14 December 2020

Hurricane Christmas Tree Pattern Chiffon Cake with Sumikko Gurashi Shirokuma

Using the Hurricane Chiffon Cake technique to make Christmas trees on the sides of the cake! 🎄💖

Hurricane chiffon cake tutorial here for those who missed it:

This Christmas trees cake uses the Hurricane Type 1 for neater pattern!

Tree Hurricane Chiffon Cake (15-cm tube pan) (by Susanne Ng)
3 egg yolks
18g castor sugar
40g vegetable/corn oil
42g milk/ coconut milk
60g cake flour
4g vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pandan paste
Pink food colouring

3 egg whites
35g castor sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar

1. Preheat oven to 140°C.

2. Prepare egg yolk batter:
a. Whisk egg yolk with sugar using hand whisk.
b. Add in oil, milk, vanilla extract and mix well.
c. Whisk in sifted cake flour till no lumps are found.

3. Divide the egg yolk batter into two. To the green batter, add pandan paste. To the other batter, add a drop of pink food colouring.

4. Prepare meringue:
a. In a grease-free, dry metal bowl, using electric mixer, whisk egg whites with cream of tartar till frothy.
b. Add in castor sugar for meringue gradually and whisk at high speed till firm peaks form.

5. Divide the meringue into two and gently fold meringue into respective egg yolk batter in 3 additions.

6. To make the hurricane pattern at the side:

Fill the base with pink batter. Cover with green batter.

Type 1:
Using the base of a spatula/spoon, draw downwards, then circle up (without touching the side of the pan), and then draw downwards again. Repeat till you reach one full circle (see video).

And the cake is topped by a sweet bear wishing you a Beary Blessed Christmas in advance!

With lots of love, Susanne

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