Mango-lemon cake slice😋😋😋😋.. baked for a friend on her birthday. Loaded mango mini scoops between layers. She just loved it. Topping did with aam papad .. used flower cutter to give the shale, lemon wedges, mint leaves and mini mango scoops.
Icing is done with whipped cream of mango flavour.
5 eggs with separated egg yolks and white part at room temperature
1 whole egg
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
80 gms or 3/4 cup icing sugar
80 gms or 3/4 cup APF or maida
1 tsp lemon essence
60 ml milk
50 ml canola oil
2 pinches of salt
2-3 drops of lemon yellow colour
Preheat oven at 160° c and line a 20 cm square baking tray.
Put a saucepan with 3/4 ltr of water on your gas stove to boil as this cake will be baked in steam bath.
Take egg whites in a bowl and start mixing with a hand mixer until seems frothy. Add cream of tartar. Mix well.
Now start adding icing sugar and mix until you get hooked peaks. Remember not to make too soft or stiff peaks. You can see the pic of the peak which is hooked down. Keep the meringue aside.
Using the same blade, mix egg yolks and whole egg. Add essence, milk and oil. Mix all well. Now start adding flour in 3 batches and mix only till well combined.
Add colour of your choice.
Now start adding meringue in 3 batches into the batter. Incorporate well your each portion of meringue after adding it to the cake mix.
Now transfer the batter into your cake pan very slowly so that no bigger bubbles escape or form in your pan. Dab your pan 5-6 times on your kitchen platform to release the extra bubbles.
Now pour the hot boiled water into the lower tray of the oven and place the batter tray and bake at 160° c in the middle rack of the oven. It took 40 minutes for me to bake this.
As you can see, I didn’t do any skewer test to see the cake is done or not as there is no hole on the top. This can be checked very easily. Browning effects will tell you the half story of it and the last half you can do with your one finger. Just press it slightly. If it springs back, it means it is baked completely.
Now transfer the cake pan on the wire rack and let it cool completely.
Unmould and do the icing.
It’s so soft that my son was wondering to put the whole at once in his mouth😅.