Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chocolate Lemon Roulade

Last month I had a bottle of lemon peel mailed to me, i nimbly cached it in my cupboard and completely forgot about it.... It was until yesterday, in my attempt to clear my cupboard that i saw that cute bottle sitting in a corner. The bottle were dusted off and ready for use - Lemon Cake. To be exact, lemon sponge cake layers. I did a little twist for the layering, instead of the 'one above another method' I rolled the lemon sponge cake in a roulade fashion sandwiched in 2 layers of chocolate sponge. Nothing special with this cake accept for the spongeeesnesss.

Btw, the lemon peels originated from France ( in case the words on the picture were too faint) but i bought it from hong kong. This particular store in Tuen Mun sells all kinds of bakery products! I left it with my sis and she mailed it to me last month. It's really unlike those mushy/sticky peels you find at the supermart and btw, you'll only be able to find fruit peels off the shelves (in Singapore) and they are all cut up and mushy. I think the only place that you can find quality peels are from baking stores.. or.. make it yourself.. which might give you a migraine for the long cooking and threaten to burst your gas meter.

I used chocolate ganache for the lemon sponge layers and butter cream between the sweet pastry, chocolate sponge and lemon roulade to 'stick' them together. And lastly, frosted the cake with the leftover buttercream:). One side note, marmalade can be used as a substitute for the buttercream to 'stick' the layers!

It'll take sometime to do the roulade effect but the product is just SO worth it.. For the report, it took me 4 hours to put together the cake.

cut cut~

When rolling the cake, the idea of 'butterfly effect' came to me.. so i scurried to the fridge, found some strawberries, and tried to knife out a butterfly... keke~


Lemon Sponge cake
4 eggs
105g caster sugar
110g flour
10g milk powder
60g melted butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ovalette
1 tsp vanilla essence
50g lemon juice
1tbsp lemon peel cut into small pieces

Chocolate Sponge cake
2 eggs
50g caster sugar
55g flour
10g unsweetened cocoa powder
30g melted butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ovalette
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
25g low fat milk

Chocolate ganache
80g semi-sweet chocolate chopped
75g heavy cream

Sweet Pastry
100g Butter
50g Icing sugar
1/2 Egg
220g Flour

Butter Cream
50g Water
1oog Sugar
1 tsp Lemon juice
500g butter


Chocolate and lemon sponge cake
1. Beat the eggs and liquids at low speed.
2. Add the dry ingredients and ovalette, and continue beating at low speed for 1 min then swith to high speed and beat for 6 minutes
3. Add vanilla essence and melted butter to mixture and beat at medium speed until well mixed
4. Bake in a 9' cake tin for 35-40mins at 170 degrees celsius

Chocolate ganache
1. Heat heavy cream to boil.
2. pour heated cream over chocolate and mix until homogeneous.
3. Let it cool a little, and spread over lemon sponge strips.

Sweet Pastry
1. Cream the butter and and icing sugar.
2. Add the egg and continue to cream until light.
3. Add in the flour in a few batches and mix until a dough is formed
4. Bake for 10-13 mins at 190 degrees celsius

Butter Cream

1. Combine water, sugar and lemonjuice and bring it to boil. Set aside to cool.
2. Beat butter until light. Then add the liquid mixture and continue beating until light and fluffy.
Layer cake: sweet pastry>buttercream(thin layer)/marmalade>chocolate sponge>buttercream(thin layer)/marmalade>lemon roulade>buttercream(thin layer)/marmalade>chocolate sponge>frost>deco


Maggie said...

Beautiful cake! The cut slice is awe-inspiring.

Harris Chai said...

my my, the cake looks fabulous! i'm sure it tastes amazing! =)

Eric said...

wow... looks like you put it alot of effort in this cake. Looks beautiful and tasty. I will try making it with your recipe soon. Wish me luck!

kang said...

that's a beauty of a cake especially the lines on the inside. very nice attention to detail and almost too pretty to eat :P

great blog btw, keep it up!

*.*MENGNI*.* said...

Maggie-thanks:) i enjoy reading your blog too!

Harris-chai- thank you for the comment:) it sure made my day thank you:)