Indulge in a velvety journey with our Double Cheese Cotton Cake. Infused with two cheese layers, this cake promises a melt-in-your-mouth experience, balancing softness and richness. Whether it’s a cozy evening with a book or a celebratory event, this cake stands as an international favorite, ready to steal the show.
Large eggs: 5 (60-65g each with shell)
Cream Cheese: 125g
Cake flour: 80g
Caster sugar: 75g
Vegetable oil: 60g
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
Lemon juice: A splash
Cheddar cheese: 4 slices
Warm Up: Set the stage by preheating your oven to 135-140C/275-285F.
Creamy Beginnings: Dive into a mixing session. In a medium-sized bowl, grace the cream cheese with your spatula until it transforms into a creamy texture. Set this bowl aside for now.
Egg Separation: It’s time to showcase your skills. Carefully separate the 5 egg whites from their yolks.
Flour and Oil Fusion: In a distinct bowl, sift in the cake flour. Heat the vegetable oil gently until it reaches 70C/160F. Now, unite the oil with the flour, stirring till they form a sleek batter. If the oil’s warmth is excessive, the batter might thicken, which could affect the final cake’s consistency.
Milk and Cheese Integration: Welcome the milk into your batter and stir until it thickens. Now, invite the previously softened cream cheese and blend it in. Remember the egg yolks? Introduce them in three batches, ensuring a smooth mix after each addition. For an aromatic touch, splash in the vanilla extract.
Meringue Magic: Turn to the egg whites and add a dash of lemon juice. Mix until you see the formation of large bubbles. Slowly introduce the caster sugar in three segments, mixing continuously until you achieve soft peaks. But remember, overbeating isn’t our goal here!
Merging the Mixtures: Bring a third of your meringue to the egg yolk mixture. With gentle hands, fold them together. Once harmonized, merge this with the remaining meringue, ensuring a smooth blend.
Layering the Cheese: Select a 7-inch square baking pan (a round one works too). Pour in three-quarters of your batter, then position the cheddar cheese slices, and finally, cover with the remaining batter. A gentle tap on the counter helps in releasing any trapped air.
Baking Journey: Place your cake pan in a larger baking dish. Pour hot water until it’s about 2cm high. Begin the baking process at 135-140C/275-285F for 60 minutes. Then, adjust the temperature to 145C/295F for another 10 minutes, followed by a finale at 155C/310F for 5 minutes.
Finishing Touches: Once out of the oven’s embrace, gently de-mold your cake and let it cool. Slice and get ready for the tasting session.
The Double Cheese Cotton Cake isn’t just another cake; it’s a blend of textures and flavors that resonate with cheese lovers globally. Pair it with a glass of milk or a hot beverage and let every bite take you on a culinary adventure. Enjoy!