cottony cake first thing first, i’m dumb… so dumb that when i inverted the cake, i should have reverted it back up immediately (ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣︿˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू) .. never never learn my lesson… now the cooling rack imprinted itself on the cake (even after lining it with parchment paper)

anyways…. when i looked at this recipe, i was tempted to bake it immediately because 君之 labelled it to be “像棉花般柔软的蛋糕”… literally translated, meaning “cake that’s just like cotton”….

i think in southeast asia, they will call this 烫面戚风蛋糕, where they boil the butter first.. whatever, whichever (´・_・`).. it really feels like cotton and is a really good base for any decorated cake

Recipe adapted and translated from 君之的手工烘培坊

Ingredients (makes an 8 inch square cake)

50g cake flour
50g condense milk (with sugar)
35g butter
30g egg
3 egg yolk
3 egg white
50g caster sugar


蛋糕粉 50克
黄油 35克
蛋液 30克
蛋黄 3颗
蛋白 3颗
绵白糖 50克


cottony cake– preheat oven to 175 degrees C
烤箱预热至 175摄氏度

– cut butter into small cubes and boil till it boils. add in sifted flour and remove from heat immediately

– mix butter and flour quickly ~ it will turn out like “lumps”

– pour in condense milk and incorporate well

– mix 30g egg with 3 egg yolks and mix well

– add flour/butter mixture into egg/egg yolk mixture. incorporate well till there are no more lumps

– beat egg whites, adding sugar in a few additions, till you get stiff shiny peaks

– fold in 1/3 of the egg white meringue into egg yolk. FOLD well

add the above egg yolk mixture into the remaining egg white meringue and fold till everything is well incorporated

– pour mixture into a lined 8 inch square pan and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 mins (or till toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean)
倒入铺上烤纸的8寸方形模,送入烤箱烤 15-20分钟即可(或插入的竹签不带面糊)

– invert cake, and remove parchment paper immediately

– cool and slice cake into half and spread with desired filling/jam

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

cottony cake– after folding in 1/3 egg white meringue into egg yolk mixture, i scrapped off the remaining batter off the spatula and mixed with dark cocoa mixture (1 tsp dark cocoa powder mixed with some hot water) for paining purposes. painting is done on cake batter before baking

– my cake was baked for 23 mins (with additional 2 mins of sitting in the oven) before removing from oven. my cake shrunk about 10%
我的蛋糕烤了 23分钟(烤好后,蛋糕继续放在烤箱两分钟才出炉)。蛋糕大约缩了百分之十

– i used nutella for cake filling

cottony cake…. grilled pork…. and i don’t cook… (≧▼≦;)

Pollution index: 63 (good)


(22) Comments

  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (November 21, 2013)


  • Ling Yuen Chin (November 21, 2013)

    非常欣赏你画画的天分,可以教教我吗? 老师。。

  • eileen (November 21, 2013)


  • Mel (November 21, 2013)

    Hi Victoria
    I really like the piggies on your sponge cake. Ok woh…the rack imprint on the cake look good and like extra deco on the cake too. May I have one slice please? Gee….I like your giraffe fork.

  • Jenny\'s Delicacy (November 21, 2013)


  • Chris (November 21, 2013)

    haha very cute little piglets …

  • 0620 (November 21, 2013)

    可爱的猪猪图案 XD

  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (November 21, 2013)

    Hi Victoria, Cakes are become your drawing board now 🙂
    Love your cute and yummy piggies cottony cake!!!!

  • Alice (November 21, 2013)

    oh never mind the lines, it still looks amazing!

  • 柠檬叶 (November 21, 2013)


  • Doreen (November 22, 2013)

    Good morning.
    May I have a piece of your grilled pork cotton cake? :p Such a lovely cake!
    May I know how tall is your cake?

    • Victoria Bakes (November 22, 2013)

      hello mui… of course you can eat as much as you can kakaka… my cake is pretty short…. just like a piglet. only about 5cm after shrinking

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  • ys (January 18, 2014)

    hello, may i know how do you draw on the cakes?

    • Victoria Bakes (January 18, 2014)

      Hi. Mix some dark cocoa powder with a bit of hot water. Make sure it has totally dissolved for otherwise u will get lumps when painting. Then mix this cocoa mixture with some of the cake batter (pls refer to my personal notes) and place this into a paper cone. Piping is free handed so do draw as near to the cake batter (that has been poured into the pan) as possible. Hope this helps

  • indah (March 19, 2014)

    what about the condensed milk?? follow your instruction and realise you got it in the ingredients list, but the step by step there is not incorporate it..?

    • Victoria Bakes (March 19, 2014)

      Hello Indah, thanks for being so sharp and pointing out. I have updated the post. Add condense milk before you add the yolks.

      • indah (March 20, 2014)

        thank you 🙂 i actually following the steps, when i about to bake it, then i see my cup of condense milk hehe… btw, what do you use to draw, do u use any plastic container that looks like a pencil
        , and put the chocolate-batter mixture on it? thanks

        • Victoria Bakes (March 21, 2014)

          Hello Indah, haha, apologies about the boo boo. I folded a small cone using baking paper and then pour the batter inside.

  • Indah (March 22, 2014)

    hahahaa..:) thank you such a cute recipe.. im in love with your blog.. gotta try and bakes some of your recipes 🙂 really nice drawing too 🙂

  • Ann Low (March 2, 2015)

    你的小猪图案画得很可爱。 给你多多赞!!!!!!

  • Sh (June 22, 2015)

    Sucha cute drawing! 🙂 Gonna try some of your recipes soon.

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