Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Gifts And A Happy Rainbow Cake!

My gifts has arrived! This is the prize that I have won in the Culinary Smackdown Battle Chile October 2010 courtesy by the gracious Rebecka of At Home With Rebecka. My kids are extremely excited that mommy has received a big package from the mailman! My eight year old son said, "Wow!", you would have thought he won this instead of me!

The teapot and cup set is really sweet and pretty. I absolutely love it! The apple spice tea has a light pleasant fragrant aroma. This would be perfect for my tea in the afternoons. I would usually have my cup of coffee in the morning, but in the afternoons, I would have my daily cup of tea, and this is perfect!  Another pleasant wonderful surprise from Rebecka is a jar of her homemade Habanero Peach Salsa. Thank you Rebecka, for all this wonderful gifts. 

I baked a Rainbow Chiffon Cake the next day, and enjoy it with my new teapot set and the fragrant Apple Spice Tea.  Even my son asked me whether can he have a sip of the tea in my new cup!

The Rainbow Chiffon Cake, goes with my happy mood, is a delight. It is really good, perfect with a cup of tea (Apple Spice Tea, for me!). It has a really soft, spongy texture, moist and delicious.  If you like chiffon cake, I urge you to give this a try. Here's the recipe :

Rainbow Chiffon Cake
(adapted from "Chiffon Cake Is Done" by Kevin Chai)
Egg Yolk Batter
6 egg yolks
4 tbsp cooking oil
60ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
50gm caster sugar
110gm self-raising flour
few drops green food colour
few drops pink food colour
few drops yellow food colour
1 tsp cocoa powder (I use 1/2 tsp chocolate paste)

Egg White Foam
6 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
100gm caster sugar

Method :

  1. To make egg yolk batter, combine egg yolks, cooking oil, milk, vanilla essence and sugar in a mixing bowl. Fold in sifted flour until forms batter.
  2. Divide batter into 4 portions. Add in the different colour separately, mix until well blended.
  3. To make egg white foam, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until mixture forms soft peaks. Gradually add in sugar, whisking at high speed until frothy and stiff peaks form.
  4. Divide egg white foam into 4 portions. Gently fold into egg yolk batter separately, mix until well blended.
  5. Pour the green, pink, cocoa and yellow batter into ungreased 9 inches (22cm) tube pan by sequence. Bake in preheated oven at 170C for 30-40 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Remove from oven, invert cake onto table until completely cooled. 



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  1. Nice cake goes well with great gifts :D

  2. What a pretty cake! It really looks nice with your new tea set. :)

  3. How sweet of Rebecka!
    What a beautiful cake! The texture is just perfect!

  4. That cake looks fantastic. I wish I could have a piece of it as well as some of that habanero jam (though not together, of course).

  5. WOW, congratulations dear!!!

    That cake is gorgeous! :D

  6. Again you have made a beautiful cake! How fun to get your packaged gift for wining. It looks like you had a very nice celebration. Thanks for sharing!

  7. What lovely gifts! And your cake! WOW! Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous. You are an awesome cake baker, you really are. It looks so soft and spongy and delicious!

  8. What a lovely care package. Congratulations on your win. Your cake is really beautiful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. What a beautiful cake! I feel happy looking at it too. :) You are a very talented baker!

  10. Wow that's amazing!

  11. Woww cant take my eyes from that cake, looks sooo spongy and catchy..congrats..

  12. What lovely gifts! And the cake is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Congrats on your win! That's a lovely cake. Perfect with a cup of tea :)

  14. Well done..can i also get a sip of tea from your tea cup tomorrow?? and the rainbow chiffon cake too??

  15. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for your sweet words. I deeply appreciate them. Have a lovely weekend, ladies!

  16. Kitchen Flavours,
    Because you have inspired me and continue to do so I am passing along the Happy 101 Blog Award to you. It is posted on my blog if you would like to pass it along to others. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Miz Helen

  17. What a gorgeous cake! I love the pretty colors. Such wonderful gifts you received as well.

  18. Hi Miz Helen,
    Thank you! I'm really honored! Will stop by your blog and collect it. Thank you again! Have a lovely day!

    Hi Savoring Time in the Kitchen,
    Thank you! Have a nice day!

  19. Your good mood is reflected perfectly in your beautiful cake!! So pretty and light! It looks like my favorite ice cream, Spumoni..yum!

    I'm so happy you're enjoying the goodies! Hugs for Colorado♥

  20. So cute cake,I don,t like it I love it.........
    Gift Pakistan