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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Black Beauty Cake







You will never imagine that this Beauty is made with black glutinous rice flour. I did not know that glutinous rice flour can be used for cakes. i was quite scheptical that the cake will turn out chewy and sticky like Nin Koh but it was quite the contrary, the cake was soft , moist, fragrant and had the most unusual color. It was not black but a purplelish grey which can throw you off at first sight but the taste was fantastic.



Ingredients:

350 gm Black Glutinous Flour
5 large eggs
300 gm fine granulated sugar
150 ml vegetable oil
200 ml coconut cream
1/2 tsp ovalette

Method:
Whisk eggs, sugar and ovalette together until fluffy and white.
Add black glutinous flour, vegetable oil and coconut milk, continue to whisk until ribbon stage.
Pour into a bottom lined 9 inch greased cake pan and put to steam on high heat for 45 minutes or until done.(i used 2 loaf pans)
Remove from steamer and after 5 minutes, remove cake from pan and let it cool before serving.




Serves

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,

Thanks for the Steamed Black Beauty cake recipe. However, I also have other recipes that uses Black Glutinous Rice flour and I don't seem to be able to find them in Singapore. Any ideas or suggestive alternative?

From : Love to read your blog

Little Corner of Mine said...

Look so much like my black beauty cookies that I made earlier and have yet to post. Wait till you see my cookies. ;)

p/s: "siao liao" I still cannot access asianfoodgallery.com! :(

Anonymous said...

Lily,
I like to make this cake but where can I find black sweet rice flour? Asian market in San Francisco does not carry it. Can I have a place that does mail order?

Maria

Chris said...

Hi Lily, Love your site! Can u please explain ovalette? I'm in N America...can anything else sub for it?? Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily, Wow, I've never seen black glutinous rice flour before, can you use white glutinous flour? Is it transferable? Have never found ovalette in Sydney... what's can we replace with ovalette?

Anonymous said...

Hi lily
i am new to your blog, thanks so much for sharing all your yummy receipes and beautiful pictures. looking at your beauty black glutinous cake, am sure it is fragrant and tasty. did you grind your flour from scratch using black glutious rice or did you buy it in the store. thanks and regards
lori

Angie Ngo said...

Hello again : )
This looks interesting. I noticed that you have a few recipes using ovalette, but I can't find this in the asian or british stores in France. What is the chinese name for ovalette, if any? May I know what I can substitute with? Thanks!

lilyng said...

anonymous

many indonesian cake recipes use black glutinous flour which is called tepung ketan hitam. since you are in singapore and i am sure you can get them in your market. The brand i am using is from thailand and my friend claire, bought it when she was in toronto, canada

lilyng said...

marla

i am sure if you google, you might find a source

lilyng said...

chris

google for 'ovalette' and you will find a better explaination. The only alternative without ovalette is to go back to basic sponge cake making

lilyng said...

lori

my packet of black glutinous rice flour came from Toronto, canada. I have not seen them in our asian stores which is Vietnamese, perhaps they sell them in the Thai or Indonesian stores

lilyng said...

anomymous

i don't know if you could sub white glutinous rice flour for black, cos i can't even imagine that i could make a good cake with it. But, if you must make with white glutinous, use only 70%, the other 30% use plain flour.

the brand 'koepoe koepoe' has ovalette and it is available in melbourne, that i know. Sydney, no idea

lilyng said...

angie ngo

i don't know what ovalette is called in chinese, sorry

no ovallette? like i told chris, go back to basic sponge cake making

Angie Ngo said...

Hi,
I've found an online store for those in the US who are interested to get ovalette. Hope this is helpful:

http://indonesianfoodmart.com/catalog/index.php?osCsid=e3c00e30e165e803c37e1efbe4bf16c8

lilyng said...

angie ngo

thanks for the link.

Claire said...

Hi Lily,

For those readers who are interested...you can buy this Black Glutinous rice flour in the Chinese markets in Markham, Ontario in Canada (Toronto area). I found them in 2 Chinese markets there and it's usually in the same section as the regular rice flour. They come in bags of 1 lb each.

lilyng said...

claire

I have not thanked you for the black glutinous flour, you are such a gem and thoughtful. Without your horlicks, i would not have the chance to make the Secretive Cake and without this, i would not have found that black glutinous flour can make such a delicious cake.

Thanks also for this useful info.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily
this is lori, finally was able to buy the black glutinous flour from one of the bakery shop, under the brand Bake King. will try to bake over the wkend and keep you informed of the bake. your secret cake looked so lovely with all the whippped cream and fruits topping, what a beautiful contrast with the black sponge. tks again.
regards

tiptup said...

Hi Lily,

My friend bought some ovalette for me but it doesn't say if I have to keep it in the fridge and it also does not have an expiry date. Do you how long it is good for?

Thanks!

lilyng said...

tiptup

ovalette can be left in the pantry and as long as you use a clean spoon to scoop, it should not go bad. To me it keeps forever.

tiptup said...

thanks!

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