Monday, November 8, 2010

Sweet Potato Miso Sponge Cake

A very interesting recipe from '孟老师的100道小蛋糕'. When I saw this recipe, I can only think of Miso soup. This recipe used Miso in cake??? I'm curious how the cake will taste like and I have to try this out. I used instant miso soup paste instead of miso paste as I seldom cook miso soup. I do like the taste of this savoury cake, it has a light miso flavor. :)


4 egg
70g caster sugar
1tsp ovalette
120g cake flour
1/2tsp baking powder
30g veg. oil
60g milk
40g miso paste (I didn't weigh the miso, I used 4 sachets.)
200g(without skin) sweet potato (steamed and mashed)

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Lined base and side of an 8inches square tin with greaseproof paper and set aside.
3. Mix milk, miso and oil together until well blended, strain and set aside.
4. Use a cake mixer to whisk the eggs, sugar and ovalette until thick and fluffy.
5. Sift cake flour into the cake batter in 3 portions and fold in.
6. Fold in miso mixture until well blended.
7. Pour some batter into the mashed sweet potato and mix well.
8. Pour the sweet potato batter back into the batter and mix well. (Do not over fold.)
9. Pour batter into the square tin.
10.Bake in preheated oven for 30-35mins.
11.Remove cakes from tin and cool on a wire rack.


ann low said...

Sounds great with miso paste. I want to bookmark this..thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is a unique sponge cake, i also curious how it would taste, might try one day.

Bakericious said...

Miso in cake, this is interesting and so curious on the taste too.

Cosy Bake said...

This is something very unique. The sponge looks so fluffily!

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet potato and miso in a sponge? wow...that's innovative!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Happy Flour,
This is interesting! Sweet potato and miso for the cake, really special! I would love to have a bite on it, very curious about the taste. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

laychoo said...

The steamed sweet potato rice cakes you made were very nice. Szeqi ate half of it :>

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anncoo, Sonia, Jess, Honey boy, Angie and Kitchen Corner,

Thanks for dropping by and all your pleasant words. I knew everyone would be as curious as me on how the cake taste like. This taste more of a savoury(salty) cake with a light miso smell and taste, an unusual taste. Worth trying if you like miso soup. Happy baking.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Laychoo,

That is sweet potato fa gao lah not rice cake.

Anonymous said...

oh my, i am so curious on how this tastes like?

hanushi said...

Interesting bake. Never thought of incorporating miso to cake... Hehe... :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Crustabakes and Hanushi,

Give this a try and you will know how it taste. I myself do like this cake, it taste like miso soup.

Anonymous said...

Hi can I skip the teaspoon of ovalette?