petit fours...

pumpkin chiffon, covered with chocolate sheet...

I'm in the mood for pumpkin. This pumpkin chiffon is light, fluffy and moist because it contains the high ratio of eggs and the use of oil. Chiffon cake is a popular cake in Thailand than any other cakes. As a Thai, I know we don't like dense and dry texture like genoise.
make 10 servings
for the cake
- 80 g all purpose flour
- 50 g sugar
- 2.5 g baking powder
- 2 g pumpkin spice
- 1 g salt
- 30 g vegetable oil
- 30 g egg yolks
- 10 g orange juice
- 40 g pumpkin puree
- 1 g orange extract
- 80 g egg whites, room temperature
- 25 g sugar
for the filling
for the chocolate sheet
for the cake
1. Sift all dry ingredients together in a big bowl.
2. Whisk all wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients, whisk until smooth.
4. Make cold meringue by whipping egg whites with 25 g. of sugar in a mixer to soft peaks.
5. Fold in 25% of meringue to lighten the batter.
6. Fold in the rest of meringue.
7. Pour into 8-inch cake pan, lined with parchment paper.
8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester come out clean.
9. Let cool in the pan, unmold and cut into 20 small circles.
for the filling
for the chocolate sheet
1. Lay the first layer of cake on a plate.
2. Spread the filling over.
3. Place another layer of cake on top.
4. Coat the top and sides with the filling.
5. Cover the cake with chocolate sheet, garnish with fresh berries.


ladyironchef said...

hello there,

i saw your photos of that delicious pumpkin chiffon in food gawker, great shot! not a big fan of pumpkin, but from yr photo i wonder how it will taste like :D


diva said...

oh these are just wonderful! love the presentation and flavours. perfect for thanksgiving. x

Thip said...

Hi Brad, I liked the texture of the cake. The combination of pumpkin & chocolate, with a hint of orange was really good in my opinion.

Thanks, Diva. :)

Julia @ Mélanger said...

I am in awe of your chocolate work. I have never tackled anything like this. I really have to bookmark this page and try when the weather cools. So elegant!

Thip said...

Thank you, Julia. I enjoy making dessert with chocolate. :)

ButterYum said...

Oh my, I don't know which is better, the dessert, or the photo. They're both amazing!!!! You're in the right profession, for sure.



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