Many years ago, my best friend, Su In brought me some Indonesia layer cake which she ordered in Penang for her baby's full moon celebration. When I tasted it and I already fell so much in love with the layer cake.
Ever since I start baking, I blog-hopped many cooking and baking blogs. I found some Horlicks Layer Cake recipes that looked somehow easy for me to follow.
Horlicks Layer Cake (Original recipe is here, and the blog owner is actually referred to Wendy.)
- 225gm butter
- 70gm sugar
- 5 medium eggs, grade C
- 250gm canned condensed milk
- 120gm superfine/cake flour
- 100gm Horlicks powderPreheat oven on grill setting, 160C. (Electric oven should be set to 200C)
Use a 8x4x4 inch square pan. Line bottom and grease sides. Heat up pan for step 8.
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs, one by one. Beating well after each addition.
Mix in condensed milk
Sift flour and Horlicks together.
Fold flour mixture into batter.
Spread a ladle of batter evenly onto hot pan.
Tilt pan left and right to level batter. Grill for 9 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven and press cake layer to remove excess air. (I am using a glass bottom to do this) Spread another ladle of batter over the cooked layer until all batter is used up.
The above all 3 pictures were taken during my first attempt. Though they didn't look as beautiful as I saw at other blogs. But, never mind, it tasted really good. The most important thing, my girls told me that this was the most delicious cake that I ever baked recently.
After baking the Horlicks Layer Cake with my halogen oven, I wanted to try steaming the Horlicks Layer Cake. I applied the same recipe and ingredients, I only changed the step from baking to steaming it layer by layer. This last picture was my steamed Horlicks Layer Cake. I don't know why the steamed layer cake wasn't looked as clear as the bake one. Anyway, both baked and steamed Horlicks Layer Cake tasted really good. My husband preferred the steamed Horlicks Layer Cake, as he said that wasn't as heaty as the baked one.
I need to practise either baking or steaming this Horlick Layer Cake more, so that I can get a better looking layers. You should try this recipe, as it can surely guaranteed you a very well-tasted layer cake.
I am submitting this entry to Bake-Along No. 25 1st Anniversary: A Layered Cake.