When it comes to hosting a big family gathering during the holidays, nothing does it quite like fresh Korean cream cake. This light and fluffy sponge cake recipe is layered with delicious pastry cream and fresh fruit, then topped with whipped cream frosting and even more fruit. Looking for something yummy to make this Christmas holiday? Try this awesome dessert recipe.
- 160g all purpose flour
- 180g sugar (in two halves)
- 6 eggs, separated
- 20g softened unsalted butter
- 20g milk
- 0.5g vanilla extract
You will also need:
- Two round shaped cake pans
- Fresh fruit (kiwi, strawberries, tangerines)
- Canned fruit (pineapple, cherries)
- Simple syrup
- Whipped cream frosting
Making the Cakes
First, line the two cake pans with parchment paper. Combine half of the sugar with the egg yolks and beat until it reaches a pale yellow consistency that’s double the volume. Add the vanilla extract.
Whisk in the egg whites and add the remaining sugar in three parts. Then, fold half of the egg white meringue into the yolk mixture. Gently sift in the flour and fold in the mixture. Repeat with butter and milk. Add the remaining meringue and fold until fully combined.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes. Make sure it lightly browns, then cool cakes on a rack.
Assembly and Decoration
Heat ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Make sure the sugar completely dissolves and then cool.
Whipped Cream Frosting
Mix 2 cups whipping cream and 60g of sugar in a cold electric bowl. Beat with whisk attachment until the peaks are stiff.
One the cakes have fully cooled, cut the outer skin (brown parts) and apply a thin layer of syrup over the surface of the cake. Apply the whipped cream between the two cake layers and on the tops and sides of the cakes. Finally, arrange the fruits along the cake as you see fit!
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