Monday, November 08, 2010

Aspiring Bakers #1: Black Sesame Paste Chiffon Cake

I always have a lot of fear when baking chiffon cakes. Many times, although the cake rises very well in the oven, it tends to collapse during cooling. I hate to see it falling out of the tin halfway during cooling. Even if it doesn't fall out, it will have a sunken top like this. :( This was a pandan chiffon that I had baked years ago. I dare not blog about it. However, I keep this photo as a reminder of how badly I did.


So I always have some form of stress and anxiety when I'm unmoulding the cake cos I will only know whether I'm successful or not until the moment I fully unmould my cake. Below is my latest chiffon cake. Although it looks as if it is perfect, it has actually shrunk quite a lot after cooling. See the crustless ring at the bottom of the cake? It is not because I did not unmould it properly. It is because the cake has shrunk so much that the cake detached from the cake tin and leaving the crust on the tin. I'm not too sure what has gone wrong.


This Black Sesame Paste Chiffon Cake recipe is taken from Happy Flour, who is really good at chiffon cakes. I'm "eyeing" some of her other chiffon cakes as well. I like the texture of this cake, very soft and fluffy and has a very nice black sesame flavour.


I'm using this Black Sesame and Honey Paste.




I am submitting this chiffon cake to Aspiring Bakers #1: Chiffon Cakes (Nov 2010), the very first monthly baking event hosted by me. If you have baked any chiffon cakes in the month of Nov 2010., you can submit it to me by 30 Nov 2010. Click here for the details.

If you want to be the host for future monthly events or suggest a theme, please email to smallsmallbaker@yahoo.com.sg.

17 comments:

  1. That sounds interesting! I just baked a orange chiffon cake yesterday. Will submit later.
    Your chiffon cake looks good. May I know where did you that Black sesame paste?

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  2. yummm.looks so soft and fluffy.

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  3. SSB, I had also baked a few chiffon but didnt blog about it cos too paisei to showcase hahaha...

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  4. That's an interesting goma paste! The one I have is just regular one. Never seen honey-flavored goma paste! Suppose it's sweetened already?

    Made black sesame chiffon before. Will for sure make again! Whenever I blog about chiffon, will get around to participate in the event! Thanks for organizing! =)

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  5. Ann, I'm not sure exactly where my mum bought this black sesame paste. She says you can find it at any vegetarian food supplies store or organic food stores. Hope to see your chiffon cake post soon!

    Thanks Suhaina!

    Jess, actually I have some more failed chiffon cakes photos in my folder, really dare not blog about it. So I understand how you feel. :) Your birthday cakes are all so good, and you give me an idea for a new theme. I'll pick u as a host ok. :)

    Pei-Lin, it is slightly sweetened with honey. My mum is really good at finding this kind of stuffs. She got it at a vegetarian food supplies store. I intend to try black sesame chiffon made with sesame powder in future. Wait for your chiffon cake post ok. :)

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  6. The chiffon looks perfect to me. So soft and fluffy. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I tried this recipe before, and I love it too. Your chiffon looks soft and fluffy. I must bake one soon and participate before the dateline :)

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  8. I am sure this taste great like what it smells like.. i love black sesame taste :)

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  9. Same as u I am always anxious when I bake chiffon cake using chiffon mould. Using small muffin cup has less problem, at least for me.

    I shall submit mine soon to support your first baking event. :-)

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  10. Jet, thanks. Don't forget to participate if you have baked any chiffon cakes.

    DG, bake one soon ok. :)

    Ellena, I like black sesame too.

    Angel, bake very very soon ok. Thanks for the support!

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  11. That chiffon cake looks amazing! Never would have though of that flavor!

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  12. so beautiful! you're now a good good baker lol

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  13. Sesame chiffon? Pardon my ignorance. Never heard of it but it looks delicious:D

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  14. I like chiffon cake and black sesame is a unique flavor!

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  15. Nice chiffon and I love black sesame flavour too! Will be submitting my entry soon.

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  16. interesting!! never see sesame paste b4... I like to bake chiffon cake too but too bad my new oven is acting up..will try to join the contest b4 the closing date..

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